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Yemen: Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000163-YEM
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Oman, Yemen

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm over westcentral Arabian Sea moved northwestwards with a speed of 07kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 1430 hrs IST 10th October 2018 over westcentral Arabian Sea, near latitude 14.4°N and longitude 58.7°E, about 570 km east-southeast of Salalah (Oman), 550 km eastnortheast of Socotra Islands (Yemen) and 730 km east-southeast of Al-Ghaidah (Yemen). It is very likely to intensify further and move west-northwestwards towards Yemen & South Oman Coasts during next 4 days. (RSMC/India Meteorological Dept, 10 Oct 2018)

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Date: 10 Oct 2018
Status: Alert

India: Tropical Cyclone Titli - Oct 2018

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000162-IND
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: India

The very severe cyclonic storm, ‘TITLI’ is being monitored by the coastal Doppler Weather Radars at Visakhapatnam, Gopalpur and Paradip. The latest observations indicate that the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘TITLI’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards with a speed of about 18 kmph during past 06 hours and lay cantered at 1430 hrs IST of today, the 10th October 2018 over Westcentral Bay of Bengal near latitude 17.2°N and longitude 85.5°E, about 230 km south-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 190 km southeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). It is very likely to intensify further during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and cross Odisha & adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur & Kalingapatnam around morning of 11th October. Thereafter, it is very likely to re-curve northeastwards, move towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha and weaken gradually. (RSMC/India Meteorological Department, 10 Oct 2018)

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Date: 09 Oct 2018
Status: Alert

Haiti: Haiti: Earthquake - Oct 2018

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EQ-2018-000160-HTI
Disaster type: Earthquake
Affected countries: Haiti

A 5.9 magnitude (11 km depth) earthquake struck off the Northwestern coast of Haiti on 7 October at 00:11 UTC. The epicentre of the earthquake was located about 19 km Northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix. The earthquake was felt across the country. There was no tsunami warning in effect. According to the Haitian Civil Protection Agency, 10 people have been killed and at least 135 people injured. The Agency also reports that some houses and buildings have been destroyed in Port-de-Paix, Gros Morne, Chansolme and Turtle Island.(DG ECHO, GDACS, USGS, 7 Oct 2018)

Date: 07 Oct 2018
Status: Alert

Honduras: Honduras: Floods - Oct 2018

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000164-HND
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Honduras

Heavy rains that started on 4 October in Honduras have caused flooding and landslides across the country. Most damage has been reported in Francisco Morazán, Valle, and Choluteca departments, where a red alert was issued by the government. 12,076 people have been affected by the floods. 963 homes were damaged, including 169 flooded, and nine completely destroyed. Among them, 7,234 people have been evacuated, and 6,789 moved to 78 temporary shelters....The COPECO (Comité de Alertas de la Comisión Permanente de Contingencias) announced on 10 October that it was monitoring the formation of another lowpressure system in the north of Darién gulf between Colombia and Panama over the next five days. This low-pressure system is likely to bring further heavy rainfalls, and there is a risk a cyclone might form...As of 11 October, the red and green alerts are still maintained for all eight affected departments in Honduras. Rain and hurricane seasons are expected to continue until November, likely to result in further flooding. (ACAPS, 11 Oct 2018)

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Date: 05 Oct 2018
Status: Alert

Indonesia: Indonesia: Earthquakes - Sep 2018

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EQ-2018-000156-IDN
Disaster type: Earthquake, Tsunami
Affected countries: Indonesia

Sets of earthquakes have struck off Donggala Region, province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia from 14:00h West Indonesia local time with the strongest magnitude of 7.4 at 17:02h, on Friday, 28 September 2018 and continued with 76 aftershocks ranging from magnitudes of 2.9 to 6.3 afterwards...The impact of the earthquake with the strength of magnitude 7.4 was felt very hard. Based on INASAFE shake map, it is estimated at least 300,000 people are exposed to MMI1 V-VII in Donggala district and it is predicted that the event affected more population in other districts. Some areas in Donggala district including Parigi, Kasimbar, Tobolf, Toribulu, Dongkalang, Sabang and Tinombo regions will have experienced MMI VI-VII intensity. Considerable damage is expected.
Initial report from national disaster management agency’s (BNPB) indicates that 384 people died (10 in Palu, 50 in Masjid Raya hospital, 161 in Bhayangkara hospital, 20 in Pantolan Induk, 2 in Kayumalue Pajeko, and 141 in Undata Mamboro Palu), 29 people reported missing in Pantoloan Induk Palo, 540 injured and thousands of houses and infrastructure damaged in Palu. Currently, there is no further information on impact from Donggala and the surrounding districts. (IFRC, 29 Sep 2018)

Date: 28 Sep 2018
Status: Ongoing

Ghana: Ghana: Floods - Sep 2018

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000154-GHA
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana

Floods triggered by heavy rainfall and the spillage from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso on 31 August have killed at least 34 people and affected 52,000 others in Ghana’s Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions according to the National Disaster Management Organization. The floods have destroyed farms, houses, roads and other infrastructure. UN agencies and the authorities have conducted an assessment to determine the impact of the floods and provided initial assistance to communities displaced by the floods. (OCHA, 24 Sep 2018)

Date: 25 Sep 2018
Status: Alert

Tunisia: Tunisia: Flash Floods - Sep 2018

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FF-2018-000158-TUN
Disaster type: Flash Flood
Affected countries: Tunisia

Heavy rainfall and flash floods have killed five people and caused damage in Nabeul province in north-east Tunisia. Early response and damage assessment are ongoing. (ECHO, 25 Sep 2018)

On Saturday 22 September, torrential rain hit north-eastern Tunisia’s Cap Bon Peninsula causing water levels to rise 1.7 meters. The storm dumped approximately 200 millimeters (7.9 inches) of rain on Nabeul and up to 225 millimeters in the city of Beni Khaled, in the peninsula’s center, according to Tunisia’s National Institute of Meteorology. This was the heaviest rainfall since the institute began keeping records in 1995. A warning on the storms was issued on September 21st. (IFRC, 4 Oct 2018)

Date: 22 Sep 2018
Status: Ongoing

Dominican Republic: Dominican Republic: Cholera Outbreak - Sep 2018

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2018-000145-DOM
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Dominican Republic

In July 2018, the Ministry of Public Health and Epidemiology reported that the Los Pinos Health Center (La Descubierta, municipality) saw an increase in the number of patients with acute diarrhoeal diseases from surrounding communities, which were suspected to be cases of cholera. In August 2018, the Ministry of Health reported that Vibrio cholerae had been identified in samples collected from residents of La Descubierta municipality in the National Public Health Laboratory. The same report also stated that three confirmed cases of cholera in the municipality had been identified. Since the outbreak began in Epidemiological Week (EW) 28 and up to EW 34, 4 confirmed cases of cholera and 91 suspected cases have been identified in the municipality..., in residents of Los Pinos del Edén, Ángel Feliz, urban area of La Descubierta and Los Bolos. (IFRC, 21 Sep 2018)

Date: 21 Sep 2018
Status: Ongoing