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ASEAN Monthly Disaster Outlook Vol. 10 October 2014

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General Overview

Natural disaster reports were regularly recorded in the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADInet) www.adinet.ahacentre.org

Only significant disasters that satisfy the following criteria will be recorded in ADInet: 1. More than 100 people affected, and 2. Involving more than 1 subdistrict,

In total, 15 disasters were recorded during September 2014, with at least 2.5 million people affected and 203,000 people displaced. This month, the region experienced typhoon and storm that caused a lot of damages and widespread impact in Philippines, Myanmar, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. Meanwhile on the the other hand, flooding still happened in Indonesia and Thailand in spite of drier than usual condition in Central and Eastern parts of Indonesia due to effect of El nino. This dry condition is forecasted to continue until at least November 2014.

Number of disasters recorded in September 2013 are higher than September 2014. Last year, the region suffered from flood, particularly in Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam. At least, 9 million people were exposed to natural disasters in that month.

Facts

Flood occurred more frequently in this month, with 56% occurence. But the strongest impact is generated by the two weather systems that developed in the pacific ocean. i.e. Typhoon Kalmaegi and Storm Fung Wong. Over 2.3 milllion people were exposed to this disasters. Furthermore, Kalmaegi shows that a single occurence of natural hazard can create widespread impact to the region.