Typhoon Utor (Labuyo) made landfall in Aurora Province, northern Luzon,
Philippines early on 12 Aug, as a category 3 storm. Latest reports indicate 137,000 people have been affected, with 27,000 in evacuation centres; 14 casualties have been reported (2 dead, 1 injured, 11 missing). 2,000 houses have been totally or partially damaged, with road blocks, power and communications disruptions and some flooding. The Philippine Government initiated preparedness measures on 9 Aug and is providing relief. Typhoon Utor has regained strength over the South China Sea and is expected to next make landfall on 14 Aug in Guangdong Province, China.
Sources: NDRRMC Sit Rep 9, 13 Aug, OCHA Sit Rep 1, 12 Aug
As of 7 Aug, Government reports indicated that 7,000 people remained displaced by monsoon flooding in Kayin, Mon and neighbouring states in southern Myanmar, reduced from nearly 24,000 a few days earlier. Despite the rapid return, damage to agriculture and food stocks is significant, with further provision of relief supplies, food and livelihood assistance required.
Source: OCHA Flash Update, 8 Aug (with map of affected areas)
Tropical Storms Jebi (31 Jul – 3 Aug) and Mangkhut (5 – 7 Aug) caused flooding in Oudomxay, Xayabuly, Xiengkhoung, Bolikhamxay and Khammoune provinces, with 44,000 people affected, 2 deaths and 1 missing. The Lao Government, in cooperation with humanitarian agencies, is conducting needs and damages assessments and providing assistance.
Sources: Lao NDMO
Flash floods following heavy monsoon rains have hit Banteay Meanchey,
Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom provinces, with 450 families evacuated and 7 deaths reported. The floods have also submerged 200 houses and damaged 3,000 hectares of rice paddies.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
On 9 Aug, two people were killed and nine injured in violence after local police dispersed a crowd of 500 IDPs that had gathered after the discovery of a drowned person in Sittwe Township, Rakhine State. Humanitarian operations were temporarily suspended until 12 Aug.
Source: OCHA Myanmar
An eruption of Mt. Rokatenda on 10 Aug has so far caused 6 deaths with 2 missing. The Indonesian Government has increased the danger zone around the volcano on Palu’e Island, north of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara Province, to 3 km. No international assistance is currently expected or required.
Source: OCHA Indonesia
Myanmar: Rakhine States. A revised Rakhine Response Plan has been issued, covering needs until end of 2013 and seeking further funding of $38.8m.
Myanmar: Kachin State
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