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Typhoon KOPPU Affects About 2.4 Million People

Posted by feww on October 25, 2015

KOPPU killed 47, injured 82 and left 4 missing

The following stats were issued by the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in their latest Situation Report No. 17, published October 24, 2015.

  • Typhoon KOPPU [locally know as “LANDO”] has affected 536,408 families or 2,356,408 persons, in Regions, I, II, III, IV-A, V, NCR and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
  • The storm has displaced 543,100 people (120,600 families) across Regions I, II, III and CAR.
  • So far 47 deaths have been confirmed, with 82 others injured and 4 missing in Regions I, II, III, IV-A and CAR.
  • Nearly 24,000 people (5,426 families, or 23, 993 persons) were evacuated from the projected path of the typhoon.
  • A total of 803 schools were damaged or destroyed.
  • A total of 26,675 houses were damaged or destroyed.
  • States of calamity were declared for two (2) provinces, one (1)  city and eleven (11) municipalities.
    • Aurora and Isabela provinces and nine municipalities in six provinces newly declared a state of calamity.
  • About 400,000 MT of rice was either damaged or lost due to the storm.
  • Total cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure: PHP9,856,328,602.93 (~ USD211.5 million), ratio of 7:1.

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Typhoon KROSA Destroys or Damages 19,000 Homes in Philippines

Posted by feww on November 2, 2013

KROSA affects more than 100,000 people in Luzon, Philippines

Typhoon KROSA, locally known as VINTA, has affected more than 24,000 families (104,828 people) in 26 municipalities and a city in five province of Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Isabela, Abra and Apayao, the government’s disaster response agency reported Saturday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) issued that following  typhoon damage report:

  • 24,123 families ((104,828 people) affected in three regions in Luzon, Ilocos, Cagayan and the Cordillera Administrative Regions.
  • Some 299 families have been displaced displaced.
  • A total of 1,737 houses totally damaged (destroyed) and 13,174 others are partially damaged by the typhoon.
  • KROSA swept through northern Luzon provinces with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour gusting to 160 km/hr.

The typhoon left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday and is currently heading toward central Vietnam/  Indochina Peninsula via Hainan Island.

KROSA is currently a well-defined Cat 3A Typhoon on FIRE-EARTH New Hurricane Scale with sustained winds of about 180 km/hr gusting up to 230 km/hr.

Typhoon KROSA Details

  • Time: At 03:00UTC on November 2, 2013
  • Position: NEAR 19.6N, 115.6E.
  • Location: About 350km SSE of Hong Kong
  • Speed and Direction: Tracking Westward at about 9 km/hr
  • Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 180 km/hr
  • Maximum Wind Gusts: 230 km/hr
  • Maximum Significant Wave Height: 14m

[Source:  FEWW, JTWC and others]

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Typhoon KROSA Special Message.

VIS/IR (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) Satellite Image of Typhoon KROSA

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Typhoon KROSA – Vis/IR Satellite Image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) – Recorded at 02:30UTC on Nov. 2, 2013. Source of the original image: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Typhoon Stats for NW Pacific

  • The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons: 20.9
  • No of typhoons so far this year: 29
  • Percent Increase: 38.8 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]

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Typhoon NARI Surging Toward Luzon, Philippines

Posted by feww on October 10, 2013

NARI continues to intensify on the way to Luzon

Typhoon NARI is currently packing sustained winds of about 140km/hr with wind gusts in excess of 170km/hr, tracking west (275 degrees).

NARI was located approximately 475km EAST of Manila at 14:00UTC on October 10, 2013, based on FIRE-EARTH projections.

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Typhoon NARI. VIS/IR Satellite Image recorded at 12:32UTC on October 10, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. FIRE-EARTH Enhancement.

NARI is the 25th Typhoon of 2013, and is forecast to make second landing in Central Vietnam on Tuesday October 15, 2013.

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DANAS Continues to Wreak Havoc in Japan

Posted by feww on October 9, 2013

TS DANAS Dumping Significant Rains throughout Japan

DANAS weakened to a tropical storm, continues to dump significant amounts of rain on Japan Islands, triggering extensive flooding, numerous flash floods and mudslides.

On Tuesday, while still punching typhoon-strength winds, DANAS caused significant damage to buildings on the Island of Kyushu, tearing rooftops, uprooting trees and utility posts and cutting power to tens of thousands of homes.

Tropical Storm DANAS  (TS 1324)

  • Time: 00:00UTC – October 9, 2013
  • Position: Near 37°N, 134°E
  • Movement ENE 45km/h
  • Max winds: 85km/h
  • Max gusts: 120km/h
  • Source: JMA and others

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Tropical Storm DANAS Dumping Significant Rains on Japan. Image: MTSAT-2 via Digital Typhoon, recorded at 00:00UTC on October 9, 2013.

DANAS has also forced hundreds of flight cancellations across Japan, NHK reported.

The storm also caused major disruption to public transport, and ferry services from Kyushu, including “Jet Ferry” between Fukuoka and Busan, South Korea, said the report.

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