A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 440 armed police have taken part in disaster relief operations on the border between Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, after a landslide struck a section of a river in the area on Thursday.
The armed police helped with the evacuation of more than 4,000 residents in addition to carrying relief supplies and maintaining order in the disaster-hit areas.
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BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Emergency Management dispatched more aid resources on Saturday to border area between Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, where a landslide struck.
Some 7,000 tents, 30,000 cotton-padded coats, 50,000 quilts and 5,000 folding beds are sent to the landslide-affected area to help local residents to fare.
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BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's central government has distributed funds totaling 150 million yuan (about 21.9 million U.S. dollars) in disaster relief to areas in Yunnan Province hit by an earthquake, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
The funds were allocated to Mojiang county, which was hit by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Sept. 8, with 28 people injured and nearly 5,000 residents relocated so far.
GUANGZHOU, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Four people have been confirmed dead in Guangdong as Super Typhoon Mangkhut ravaged the southern Chinese province, local authorities said Monday.
Mangkhut landed at 5 p.m. Sunday on the coast of Jiangmen City in Guangdong, packing winds up to 162 km per hour, according to the provincial meteorological station.
Three people were killed by falling trees in Guangzhou, the provincial capital, while another person died from collapsing construction materials in the city of Dongguan, according to Guangdong's disaster relief authorities.
The National Meteorological Center issued red warning of typhoon at 6:00 p.m. on September 15. This year’s 22th typhoon Mangkhut, (super typhoon scale), was centered around over 760 km of northeastern South China Sea (48m/s). The minimum air pressure registered 945 hPa.
It is forecast to move west by north direction at the speed of 30 km/h and is predicted to make landfall around afternoon to the night of September 16.
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GUANGZHOU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- As the southern Chinese province of Guangdong braces for super typhoon Mangkhut, the region has called over 6,000 boats back to harbor, evacuated over 3,000 offshore platform workers, and shut down all construction sites.
Mangkhut is expected to land in an area between western Guangdong and eastern Hainan on Sunday night, packing strong gales and bringing tremendous downpours, the local weather bureau said.
At 6:00 p.m. today, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) upgraded the emergency response to typhoon Mangkhut to the level two. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place. The potential affected areas such as Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi are expected to sustain or adjust the emergency state according to local realities.
The National Meteorological Center issued blue warning of typhoon at 6:00 a.m. on September 13. This year’s 23th typhoon Barijat made landfall along coast of Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province at 8:30 a.m. on September 13 as severe tropical storm. At 10:00 a.m., it has been reduced into the tropical storm level. It will continue to move towards west at the speed of 20 kilometers per hour, then across Leizhou Peninsula and enter into northern sea areas of Beibu Gulf.
China launched a new satellite on 7 September which aims to assist in the forecasting and monitoring of marine disasters.
The HY-1C satellite was put into orbit via a Long March-2C rocket which lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China.
The satellite’s overall aim is to improve understanding of marine waters by monitoring ocean colour and water temperatures, providing crucial data on the global oceanic environment.
GUANGZHOU, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 12,000 residents have been evacuated as the 23rd typhoon of this year approaches south China's Guangdong Province.
As of 3:00 p.m., 11,998 residents living in low-lying areas and in dilapidated buildings had been evacuated. Work had been suspended at more than 200 construction sites, according to local authorities.
Passenger ships have been ordered to stop services on the Qiongzhou Strait, between island province of Hainan and Guangdong, as of 2 p.m. Wednesday due to safety concerns.
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Tropical cyclone BARIJAT (NENENG in the Philippines) continued west over the South China Sea towards the coastal area of southern Guangdong Province and Hainan Island (China), as a tropical storm. On 12 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 210 km south-east of Hong Kong (China) and 525 km east-south-east of Zhanjiang City (Leizhou Peninsula, southern Guangdong Province, China), with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h. Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue west over the South China Sea as a tropical storm.
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BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's central government has distributed funds totaling 155 million yuan (about 22.7 million U.S. dollars) to areas hit by floods or mudslides to help local disaster relief efforts, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
The funds were allocated for Guangdong and Yunnan provinces, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, the ministry said.
KUNMING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Four people suffered minor injuries in an earthquake that hit Mojiang Hani Autonomous County, southwest China's Yunnan Province at 10:31 a.m. Saturday, local authorities said.
According to the county government, the 5.9-magnitude quake had damaged 21 homes as of Saturday afternoon. Traffic, telecommunications, and power supply are normal in most parts of Tongguan, a town nearest to the epicenter.
MALIPO, Yunnan Province, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a flood and a mudflow that hit southwest China's Yunnan Province has risen to eight, with the bodies of three victims recovered on Wednesday, according to the local rescue headquarters.
The rain-triggered disasters that happened in Mengdong Township, Malipo County, on Sunday have also left seven others injured, the headquarters said.
Fifteen people were previously reported missing in the disasters. On Wednesday, one more missing case was reported.
Yellow alert for economic losses. Some Estimated Economic Losses damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of China. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.
Green alert for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.