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26 Nov 2018 description
  • TC USAGI-18 made landfall close to the Vung Tau town (Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam) on 25 November in the morning (UTC). It continued moving northwestward inland over Ho Chi Minh City area toward southern Cambodia, as a tropical depression. On 26 November, its centre was located approximately 80 km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City and approximately 50 km south-east of Smaong Khang Cheung town (southern Cambodia) with maximum sustained winds of 46 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, TC USAGI-18 is forecast to continue moving northwestward, weakening and dissipating.
26 Nov 2018 description

More than 4000 people on Saipan in the Northern Marianas (CNMI) have queued for hours to apply for food stamps, a month after Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the island and neighboring Tinian.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

26 Nov 2018 description
report Caritas

The Chairman of Caritas India, Bishop Lumen Monteiro visited the diocese of Vijaypuram, Idukki, and Verapoly from the 19th to 22nd November. As part of the visit, he inaugurated the Rehabilitation phase of Caritas India supported programmes and also met with the Bishops, diocesan directors of social works and several flood-affected families as an expression of solidarity with the flood-affected victims. He assured the Church’s continued support and accompaniment to all the flood-affected Dioceses and people of Kerala.

25 Nov 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City is bracing for Storm No.9, known internationally as Typhoon Usagi.

Lê Đình Quyết, deputy director of the Southern Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting’s Forecast Department, said the storm was 320km away from HCM City as of Saturday morning.

“HCM City is within the storm’s reach.”

He added that heavy rains of 200 – 250mm would occur in the city on Saturday evening, resulting in huge flooding.

25 Nov 2018 description
report La Jornada

En seis días reunieron un millón de pesos tras tomar una caseta

Tepic, Nay., Damnificados por los desbordamientos de los ríos Acaponeta y San Pedro a causa del huracán Willa lograron reunir poco más de un millón de pesos luego de ocupar la caseta de Trapichillo, ubicada en la autopista Tepic-Villa Unión, que va de Nayarit a Sinaloa, durante una semana, y permitir el paso libre a los automovilistas, quienes aportaron una cooperación voluntaria.

Leer más en La Jornada.

25 Nov 2018 description

Vietnam Meteorological Department (NCHMF) has forecasted that the tropical storm will weaken into a tropical depression at 10am with max sustained winds of 65 kph and eventually into a low pressure area of 28 kph by 10pm

  1. Vietnam CCNDPC has carried out evacuation and relocation of residents from 4 provinces / cities : Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Ba Ria Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City.

25 Nov 2018 description
report Caritas

“Please alert our Diocesan Partners in and around the delta districts where Gaja Cyclone was expected to have landfall, “ said Fr.Paul Moonjely, the Director of Caritas India on 14th November, 2018. He was resonating the concern of Caritas India fearing the destruction that Gaja cyclone was going to bring. Caritas India management team was in constant touch with Dr.John Arokiaraj, Caritas Manager in charge for Tamil Nadu.

25 Nov 2018 description

Situation Overview

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 33,771 families or 124,213 persons were affected in 294 barangays, 31 cities/municipalities, and 7 provinces in Regions V and VIII (see Table 1).

25 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At around 6:00 AM on 20 September 2018, a massive landslide affected an estimated 80.12-hectare area in Sitio Sindulan, Brgy. Tinaan in Naga City, Cebu. Disaster managers said the rains may have contributed in softening the ground soil causing the sloped land to collapse. However, some residents have also pointed on the ongoing quarrying operations in the area.

Source: DSWD Field Office VII

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

24 Nov 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

Update: November, 24/2018 - 15:00

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — More than 6,000 residents in HCM City’s Cần Giờ and Nhà Bè districts have been evacuated to safe areas as the city braces for the ninth typhoon of the year.

Torrential rains of up to 250mm along with thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast to hit the area in Saturday night.

The typhoon is also expected to cause serious flooding to large parts of the city.

24 Nov 2018 description
report Logistics Cluster

Commandant Faly started working with Madagascar’s National Disaster Management Authority, the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrohpes (BNGRC) in December 2014 but has been working as a Civil Protection Officer in Madagascar for more than ten years. During this time, he has participated and led some the country’s most challenging humanitarian response efforts.

24 Nov 2018 description

Situation Overview

Issued at 11:00 AM today, Tropical Storm "USAGI" (formerly "SAMUEL") has slightly intensified and is now heading towards Southern Vietnam.

The center of Tropical Storm "USAGI" was estimated based on all available data at 700 km West of Southern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)(10.5°N,112.4°E)

Source: DOST-PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

24 Nov 2018 description

JTWC Summary: TYPHOON 33W (USAGI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 180 NM EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM, HAS TRACKED WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD AT 08 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 240000Z IS 20 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 240900Z, 241500Z, 242100Z AND 250300Z.

23 Nov 2018 description

DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TO BARBADOS, THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES, THE OECS, AND CARICOM/CARIFORUM

Friday, November 23, 2018 — The European Union is releasing to Dominica EC$24 million (7.7M euros), the first tranche of a total of EC$34 million (11M euros), as part of its contribution to the reconstruction of the country following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last year (2017).

23 Nov 2018 description

The IFRC today released nearly a third of a million dollars for humanitarian relief by the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) after Cyclone Gaja cut a swathe of destruction through six districts of southern Tamil Nadu state and, authorities say, killed 45 people.

The money from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund will enable IRCS branches in Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur and Thanjavur to assist 3,500 households with the most urgently needed relief supplies such as tarpaulins and kitchen sets.

23 Nov 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone USAGI (previously named THIRTYTHREE), continued moving westward over the South China Sea toward southeastern Vietnam, strengthening.

  • Over the next 24 hours, USAGI is forecast to continue moving westward over the sea toward coastal areas of southeastern Vietnam, strenghtening. It could make landfall close to Vung Tau town on 24 November late in the afternoon (UTC) as a tropical storm, with a maximum sustained winds of 74-93 km/h.