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14 Jan 2019 description

From providing vital IT services in Iraq, Nigeria and Yemen to supporting preparedness activities in the Pacific and Caribbean regions, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was highly active in 2018. Here's a brief overview of what we did and where we were last year. ​Have a look at the ETC annual infographic.

14 Jan 2019 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 7 January 2019

  • There have been no new confirmed cases of dengue (DEN-1) reported in Wallis and Futuna in the past four (4) weeks. The alert has been removed from the map. – Source: Agence de Santé des Iles Wallis et Futuna, Épidémie de dengue 2017-2018 à Wallis et Futuna, Bulletin épidémiologique No 49 – Situation au 14 janvier 2019, sent on PacNet on 14 January 2019

14 Jan 2019 description

Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers thoughout the region have been mobilised over the past fortnight to deal with the bad weather pummelling several Pacific islands.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

10 Jan 2019 description

The Red Cross Red Crescent across the Asia Pacific region and in the Middle East have been helping people prepare for and cope with damaging extreme seasonal-weather – ranging from extreme cold and snow to storms and flash floods.

Most recently the ICRC in Lebanon yesterday tweeted that Storm Norma had left almost 600 Syrian refugee families in Aarsal, in the north-east of the country, one of the worst affected areas, without bread or fuel for heating.

08 Jan 2019 description

Tropical cyclone MONA continues east-south-east over the South Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds up to 46 km/h (tropical depression). On 8 January at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 150 km south-west of Ona Llau Island (Lau Islands, Fiji) and 480 km west of Tongatapu Island (Tonga). A tropical cyclone warning remains in effect for Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua Islands (Tonga) and a strong wind warning for the southern Lau and Lomaivti Islands (Fiji).

08 Jan 2019 description

VIGILANCES

Retour de la saison des pluies !

Les pluies actuelles et leurs conséquences sur la salubrité des habitats (inondations, boue, détritus, coupure d’eau...) sont favorables à la transmission d’agents infectieux pouvant être responsables de la dengue, de la leptospirose, de gastro-entérites. Ces risques persistent même après l’amélioration des conditions climatiques.

08 Jan 2019 description

Fiji's National Disaster Management Office says two days of food rations will be provided for the nearly 600 people living in evacuation centres around the country following Tropical Cyclone Mona.

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07 Jan 2019 description
  • After passing east of Fiji's two main islands Viti and Vanua Levu, tropical cyclone MONA continued east-south-east in the South Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds up to 83 km/h (tropical storm). On 7 January at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 177 km south-east of Ongea Ndriti Island (Lau Islands, Fiji) and 170 km north-west of Ha'apai Island (Tonga).

  • MONA is forecast to weaken slightly as it moves south-west but a gale warning remains in effect for Vanau Levi (Fiji) and the islands in the Koro Sea.

07 Jan 2019 description

THAILAND

Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall in southern Thailand on 4 January, bringing widespread and torrential rainfall affecting 720,885 people and damaging farmland and houses in 16 provinces. Provincial authorities are leading the relief operation with support from national government, Thai Red Cross and local NGOs.

720,880 people affected

PACIFIC

07 Jan 2019 description

The Fiji Met Service says the Lau group in the south of the country remains under threat from Cyclone Mona.

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07 Jan 2019 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 17 December 2018

  • A new outbreak of dengue serotype 2 (DENV-2) has been declared in New Caledonia on 21 December 2018. – More information can be found on the Bulletin épidémiologique No 32, Direction des Affaires Sanitaire et Sociales de Nouvelle-Calédonie, shared on PacNet earlier today.

06 Jan 2019 description
  • As of 06:00 (UTC) on 6 January the Fiji Metrological Service report that TC MONA was located about 120 km north northwest of Udu Point moving east south east.

  • They expect the cyclone to pass to the east of Tavenui around 14:00 (UTC) today and be centred approximately 200 km east of Viti Levu by 00:00 (UTC) on 7 January.

  • Media report that over 600 people have taken shelter in 15 evacuation centres around Fiji as TC MONA continues to approach Vanua Levu and surrounding smaller islands.

06 Jan 2019 description

Over 600 people have taken shelter in 15 evacuation centres around Fiji as Cyclone Mona continues to approach Vanua Levu and surrounding smaller islands.

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05 Jan 2019 description
  • On 4 January, Tropical cyclone Mona continued to intensify and was upgraded to a Category 2, with gusts of wind of up to 120 km/h.
  • On 5 January, TC Mona was downgraded into Category 1, moving east-southeast. It is expected to go through both main islands of Fiji, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
  • Initial reports indicate opening of evacuation centres and no incurred damages.
05 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Fiji

Tropical Cyclone Mona has weakened and downgraded to a category 1 system at 11am today. The cyclone is currently moving eastwards and should track southeast towards Fiji in the next 9 to 12 hours.

Tropical cyclone Mona centre was located near 13.1 degrees’ south latitude and 176.2 degrees’ east longitude or about 380km north-northwest of Yasawa-i-Rara or about 460km northwest of Labasa at 1pm today. TC Mona is moving east-northeast at about 10km/hr.

04 Jan 2019 description

The situation

Tropical Depression, TD04F intensified further and developed into a category 1 (CAT 1) tropical cyclone at 10 am on 4 January 2019 and last upgraded to Category 2 in the afternoon. It has been named Tropical Cyclone Mona (TC Mona).

Tropical cyclone Mona was located about 300km Northwest of Labasa at 7 am on 4 January. Close to the centre, average winds are estimated to be about 85km/hr with momentary gusts to 120km/hr.