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17 Oct 2017 description

I. Situation Overview

11 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) Northeast of Borongon City, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "ODETTE". It has maximum sustained winds of 45kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 26kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised to Cagayan and Isabela

12 October 2017

16 Oct 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description
report El Nuevo Diario

Puerto Rico emitió hoy avisos de lluvias torrenciales ante la presencia de una onda tropical en los próximos tres días

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología (SNM) de Puerto Rico emitió hoy avisos de lluvias torrenciales ante la presencia de una onda tropical en los próximos tres días, que puede agravar la situación en la isla, tras el paso del huracán María hace tres semanas.

Leer más en El Nuevo Diario

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vulnerable populations in six Southern African countries will likely require humanitarian assistance through mid-2018

  • FAW infestations reported in at least eight Southern Africa countries

  • USAID/FFP provides nearly $47 million in additional funding to improve food security throughout the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Oct 2017 description

This policy brief, from the CDKN Raising Risk Awareness initiative, identifies the key causes of Chennai’s 2015 extreme rainfall and gives a number of recommendations for building urban resilience in the area.

16 Oct 2017 description

The situation

Tropical Depression 23W developed in the Vietnam Eastern Sea (South China Sea). On 8 October, the level of danger was raised to orange, with high winds up to 40 mph. The storm brought heavy rain which caused land erosion and flooding to parts of central and northern Viet Nam since 9 October.

16 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

The 2015–2016 El Niño phenomenon resulted in the worst drought in 35 years for much of southern Africa.
In the eight most-affected countries (Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia,
Swaziland and Zimbabwe), an estimated 16.1 million people required assistance between December 2016 and March 2017, including some 5 million children who required urgent humanitarian assistance.

16 Oct 2017 description

Last week's floods were the worst in years, with thousands of homes submerged

HANOI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday after destructive floods battered the country's north and centre last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

16 Oct 2017 description

BANGKOK, 13th October 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of the Interior has ordered 14 provinces of the south and Prachuapkirikan to prepare for flooding and related disasters expected to take place between now and December and has issued a notice to boat owners that waves created by their journeys through the waterways are causing problems for flood hit homes.

16 Oct 2017 description

CHIANG MAI, 13 October 2017 (NNT) – Areas of the north and central region have continued to face flood conditions with runoff hitting 2 districts of Chiang Mai province, damaging a school and severing roadways.

Up to 15 buildings of Panya Den International School in Chiang Mai province have been inundated by flood waters with damages to equipment and supplies estimated at no less than 40 million baht in value.

Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasas is leading relief efforts and ordered urgent aid for all impacted with the situation likely to resolve soon.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yamei

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Khanun, the 20th typhoon this year, made landfall at around 3:25 a.m. Monday in Xuwen county, south China's Guangdong Province,bring gales of 28 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.

Rain started to fall in some cities in Guangdong from Monday morning, but did not considerably affect the daily lives of locals.

16 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

SEVERE TROPICAL STORM "ODETTE" IS NOW OUTSIDE THE PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (PAR).

  • Scattered light to moderate with occasionally heavy rains is still expected over Metro Manila, Ilocos region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan.
  • Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Central Luzon and the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon due to "Odette".

  • NO TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL

16 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

On October 15, 2017, continuous heavy rains brought about by the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) caused flooding in Zamboanga City affecting seven (7) barangays.

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

1,864 families or 9,320 persons are affected in 7 barangays

2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons

16 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Five people have been killed following the runoff and river overflows in nine Central provinces that affected 140,000 people over the past three days, authorities said yesterday.

Heavy rain from Oct 10-13, a result of a depression and discharge from the Chao Phraya Dam, triggered runoff and overflows in Lop Buri, Kamphaeng Phet, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Tak and Phichit.

Chayaphol Thitisak, director-general of the Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM), said 51,669 households in 32 districts were affected.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

BMA sets up special centres for afflicted

People in several Central Plains provinces have begun bearing the brunt of the Chao Phraya River overflow.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to set up operation centres in flood-prone areas so that help can be provided to victims without delay.

Deputy Bangkok governor Jakkapan Phiewngam said officials will be on standby around the clock at the centres.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — At least 54 people died, 31 others were injured and 39 are missing due to heavy rains and floods triggered by a tropical depression hitting northern and central localities in recent days, according to National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention.

Hòa Bình, Thanh Hóa and Nghệ An provinces suffered the most with 17, 14 and nine deaths respectively.

The devastating rains also flooded more than 30,000 homes nationwide, with 189 collapsing.

16 Oct 2017 description

I. Situation Overview

11 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) Northeast of Borongon City, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "ODETTE". It has maximum sustained winds of 45kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 26kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised to Cagayan and Isabela

12 October 2017

15 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

SEVERE TROPICAL STORM "ODETTE" IS NOW OUTSIDE THE PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (PAR).

  • Scattered light to moderate with occasionally heavy rains is still expected over Metro Manila, Ilocos region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan.

  • Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Central Luzon and the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon due to "Odette".

  • NO TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL

15 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

  • "ODETTE" HAS SLIGHTLY INTENSIFIED AND IS SLOWLY MOVING TOWARDS THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. as of 5:00 PM, 14 October 2017.

  • Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 500 km diameter of the Severe Tropical Storm.

  • Moderate to occasionally heavy rains is expected over Metro Manila, Ilocos region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan. "Odette" is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tonight.

15 Oct 2017 description

I. Situation Overview

11 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) Northeast of Borongon City, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "ODETTE". It has maximum sustained winds of 45kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 26kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised to Cagayan and Isabela

12 October 2017