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Philippines: Typhoon Nock-ten Estimated Wind Impacts Warning 12, 24 Dec 2016 1500UTC

23 December 2016 - 11:39pm
Source: Pacific Disaster Center Country: Philippines

PDC is closely monitoring Typhoon Nock-ten as it moves toward the Philippines. According to JTWC on 24DEC16 0300UTC, Nock-ten was located approximately 475 NM E of Manila, Philippines. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 110 KT, gusts reaching 135 KT.

Attached are situational awareness products depicting Estimated Tropical Cyclone Wind Impacts, Rainfall, and Storm Surge, which are also available as layers in DisasterAWARETM. If you would like to view these models in real time in DisasterAWARETM, please access the Hazard event through the link below and select the “Layers” tab above the product list. You may also search “TAOS” in the “Layers” palette.

Direct link to the Hazard event: http://emops.pdc.org/emops/?hazard_id=65412

Philippines: Typhoon Nock-ten Estimated Wind Impacts Warning 12, 24 Dec 2016 0300UTC

23 December 2016 - 11:39pm
Source: Pacific Disaster Center Country: Philippines

PDC is closely monitoring Typhoon Nock-ten as it moves toward the Philippines. According to JTWC on 24DEC16 0300UTC, Nock-ten was located approximately 475 NM E of Manila, Philippines. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 110 KT, gusts reaching 135 KT.

Attached are situational awareness products depicting Estimated Tropical Cyclone Wind Impacts, Rainfall, and Storm Surge, which are also available as layers in DisasterAWARETM. If you would like to view these models in real time in DisasterAWARETM, please access the Hazard event through the link below and select the “Layers” tab above the product list. You may also search “TAOS” in the “Layers” palette.

Direct link to the Hazard event: http://emops.pdc.org/emops/?hazard_id=65412

Philippines: Typhoon Nock-ten Estimated Rain Impacts Warning 12, 24 Dec 2016 0300UTC

23 December 2016 - 11:35pm
Source: Pacific Disaster Center Country: Philippines

PDC is closely monitoring Typhoon Nock-ten as it moves toward the Philippines. According to JTWC on 24DEC16 0300UTC, Nock-ten was located approximately 475 NM E of Manila, Philippines. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 110 KT, gusts reaching 135 KT.

Attached are situational awareness products depicting Estimated Tropical Cyclone Wind Impacts, Rainfall, and Storm Surge, which are also available as layers in DisasterAWARETM. If you would like to view these models in real time in DisasterAWARETM, please access the Hazard event through the link below and select the “Layers” tab above the product list. You may also search “TAOS” in the “Layers” palette.

Direct link to the Hazard event: http://emops.pdc.org/emops/?hazard_id=65412

Philippines: Typhoon Nock-ten Estimated Storm Surge Impacts Warning 12, 24 Dec 2016 1500UTC

23 December 2016 - 11:30pm
Source: Pacific Disaster Center Country: Philippines

PDC is closely monitoring Typhoon Nock-ten as it moves toward the Philippines. According to JTWC on 24DEC16 0300UTC, Nock-ten was located approximately 475 NM E of Manila, Philippines. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 110 KT, gusts reaching 135 KT.

Attached are situational awareness products depicting Estimated Tropical Cyclone Wind Impacts, Rainfall, and Storm Surge, which are also available as layers in DisasterAWARETM. If you would like to view these models in real time in DisasterAWARETM, please access the Hazard event through the link below and select the “Layers” tab above the product list. You may also search “TAOS” in the “Layers” palette.

Direct link to the Hazard event: http://emops.pdc.org/emops/?hazard_id=65412

Philippines: Typhoon Nock-ten Estimated Storm Surge Impacts Warning 12, 24 Dec 2016 0300UTC

23 December 2016 - 11:30pm
Source: Pacific Disaster Center Country: Philippines

PDC is closely monitoring Typhoon Nock-ten as it moves toward the Philippines. According to JTWC on 24DEC16 0300UTC, Nock-ten was located approximately 475 NM E of Manila, Philippines. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 110 KT, gusts reaching 135 KT.

Attached are situational awareness products depicting Estimated Tropical Cyclone Wind Impacts, Rainfall, and Storm Surge, which are also available as layers in DisasterAWARETM. If you would like to view these models in real time in DisasterAWARETM, please access the Hazard event through the link below and select the “Layers” tab above the product list. You may also search “TAOS” in the “Layers” palette.

Direct link to the Hazard event: http://emops.pdc.org/emops/?hazard_id=65412

World: Zika virus, Microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome Situation Report, 23 December 2016

23 December 2016 - 10:58am
Source: World Health Organization Country: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba (The Netherlands), Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao (The Netherlands), Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Myanmar, New Caledonia (France), Nicaragua, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (France), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten (The Netherlands), Solomon Islands, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • A rumour of Zika infections in neonates and in patients presenting with a febrile illness has been detected in Tanzania. The information is being verified and WHO will provide support to the country for further investigations as deemed necessary.

ANALYSIS

  • Overall, the global risk assessment has not changed. Zika virus continues to spread geographically to areas where competent vectors are present. Although a decline in cases of Zika infection has been reported in some countries, or in some parts of countries, vigilance needs to remain high.

SITUATION

  • Seventy-five countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (69 with reports from 2015 onwards), of which:

    • Fifty-eight with a reported outbreak from 2015 onwards
    • Seven with having possible endemic transmission or evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.
    • Ten with evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in or before 2015, but without documentation of cases in 2016, or with the outbreak terminated.

    • Thirteen countries have reported evidence of person-to-person transmission of Zika virus

  • Twenty-nine countries or territories have reported microcephaly and other CNS malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection, or suggestive of congenital infection

  • Twenty countries or territories have reported an increased incidence of GBS and/or laboratory confirmation of a Zika virus infection among GBS cases

World: Cred Crunch Newsletter, Issue No. 45 December 2016 - preliminary data: Human impact of natural disasters

23 December 2016 - 10:47am
Source: Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, US Agency for International Development Country: China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ecuador, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, United States of America, Viet Nam, World

In 2016, EM-DAT preliminary data indicates that 301 country level disasters occurred, affecting 102 countries. The impact of which sums up to a total of 7,628 deaths, 411 million affected people, and US$97 billion of economic damages.

China was the most disaster-affected country, with a total of 29 events, of which 52% were hydrological and 41% meteorological (Fig. 1). Those disasters killed a total of 1,151 people, which brings China to the TOP10 of countries ranked by number of death, and resulted in 13 million affected people (Fig. 2). It was followed by the U.S. where 20 events (Fig. 1) caused the death of 250 people and affected 360,000 others (Fig. 2). In India, 17 natural disasters (Fig. 1) caused 884 deaths and 331 million affected, which brings it to the first place when countries are ranked by number of affected people (Fig. 2).

This result is mainly explained by a severe drought that affected 330 million Indians (80% of the 2016 affected people). The two deadliest events in 2016 occurred on the American continent. The 7.8 magnitude Ecuador earthquake, on April 16th, killed 676 people and affected 1.23 million others. The total economic losses were estimated at $US3.3 billion. This was followed in Septembre-October by Hurricane Matthew which was responsible for the death of at least 546 people in Haiti and 49 in the USA. In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 538 people lost their lives because of intense flooding events in August-September.

The analysis by disaster type (Fig. 3) suggests that 50% of 2016 events are related to flooding, and storms represent 22% of all natural events reported this year. Together, those two types of disasters are responsible for 71% of all natural disasters related deaths, followed by earthquakes (17% related deaths). Droughts account for a tremendous part of the disaster affected population (94%). On the other hand, the reported number of people affected by floods and storms is really low (5%) but this might be due to data reporting issues resulting from the difficulty in defining and measuring the “affected” variable

Philippines: Philippines: Severe Tropical Storm Nock-ten (Nina) (23 Dec 2016)

23 December 2016 - 8:01am
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Philippines

Severe Tropical Storm Nock-ten (Nina) has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 105 km/h near the centre and gusts of up to 130 km/h. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecasts that STS Nock-ten will intensify as it traverses the Philippines Sea but will slightly weaken when it makes landfall over the province of Catanduanes in the afternoon or evening of 25 December and will continue to cross Southern Luzon, National Capital Region and Central Luzon. Authorities have warned possible landslides and floods especially in low-lying areas.

Philippines: CARE Prepares for Typhoon Nock-Ten, Ready to Respond if Needed

23 December 2016 - 7:40am
Source: CARE Country: Philippines

Severe Tropical Storm Nock-ten (locally known as Nina) is expected to make landfall in the Bicol Region, Philippines on December 25, Christmas Day. The storm is expected to intensify into a typhoon before it hits land.

In a bulletin issued 11 a.m. on Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA reported that Nock-ten is already 790 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The severe tropical storm strengthened further late Friday morning and now has maximum winds of up to 105 km/h and gustiness of up to 130 km/h.

Nock-ten’s landfall this Sunday (Christmas Day) in Bicol will either be in the afternoon or evening. This might bring difficulty for the people to immediately evacuate.

PAGASA earlier warned that Nock-ten could become a typhoon and may cause storm surges in coastal communities, and landslides and flashfloods in upland and low-lying areas.

CARE is closely monitoring the typhoon situation and coordinating with its partners, UNOCHA, the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council and international non-government organization networks in Manila. CARE is working with the Leyte Center for Development (LCDE) and other partners for rapid needs assessment and immediate response in the affected areas. “It is very unfortunate that the storm will hit on Christmas Day, a festive time for Filipinos to celebrate and be with their families,” said David Gazashvili, CARE Philippines Country Director.

“Our emergency team and our partner organizations are ready to carry out rapid assessments in affected areas and provide relief assistance.”

CARE has already responded in Eastern Visayas region (one of the areas to be affected) since November 2013, and has established linkages with communities and local government units. CARE has worked in the Philippines since 1949, providing emergency relief when disaster strikes and helping communities prepare for disasters. CARE's past responses in the Philippines have included typhoon Bopha in 2012, Haiyan in 2013, Hagupit in 2014, Koppu and Melor in 2015. CARE continues assisting typhoon Haiyan-affected communities helping them to rebuild their livelihoods.

Philippines: Philippines - Tropical Cyclone NOCK-TEN – ECHO Daily Map | 22/12/2016

22 December 2016 - 8:27pm
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Micronesia (Federated States of), Philippines

SITUATION

  • A new Tropical Cyclone named NOCK-TEN formed over the north-western Pacific Ocean, near the Federated States of Micronesia, on 21 December. It then started moving north-west and it passed close to Yap island on 22 Dec morning (UTC), as a Tropical Storm. On 22 December at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 20 km south-west of Yap island (Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia) and had max. sustained winds of 74 km/h (Tropical Storm).

  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west towards Luzon (Philippines), strengthening. It may start approaching Bicol region late on 24 December, as a Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect several areas of Luzon and Visayas.

  • Strong winds and heavy rains could also affect Yap island on 22-23 Dec. As of 22 December, early morning (UTC), a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Yap state (Federated States of Micronesia).

Sources: GDACS, JTWC, PAGASA, NDRRMC, JMA, NOAA , Media

Philippines: NDRRMC preps for entry of tropical storm

22 December 2016 - 8:15pm
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 22 -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s Pre Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) Core Group meets in preparation for the entry of Tropical Storm Nock-Ten (IN) in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today, 22 December 2016 at the NDRRM Operations Center, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Civil Defense Deputy Administrator for Administration Asec Kristoffer James E Purisima attended the meeting chaired by Director Vicente F Tomazar, OCD Operations Service Chief. Joining them were representatives from NDRRMC member agencies namely: DOST-PAGASA, DILG, DSWD, DPWH, Project NOAH, PNP, PIA, DOH, AFP, PIA, DepEd, ERIC, NTC and UN OCHA. Regional DRRM Councils of Regions III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VI and VIII also participated in the meeting via Skype.

As of 11:00 AM, TS Nock-Ten (IN) was located 1,380 km East of Mindanao with a maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kph and gustiness of 80 kph. It is moving in a west northwest direction at 23 kph. TS Nock-Ten is expected to enter PAR on tonight or Friday early morning and will be called “Nina”. It is likely to make landfall over the Bicol Region by December 24 or 25, 2016. Moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides are expected over areas along Nina’s path. It is projected to exit PAR by Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

The National Council is continuosly monitoring weather updates as TS Nock-Ten moves closer to PAR. Residents in low lying areas are alerted against possible landslides and flashfloods. Sea travel is risky over the northern seaboard of Northern and Central Luzon due to the surge of the Northeast Monsoon. Communities with volcanoes in affected areas are likewise warned for possible debris/lahar flow.

All Regional and Local DRRM Councils likely to be affected has been advised to take precautionary measures as necessary. DILG has issued warnings to Local Government Units (LGUs) through the Operation L!sto protocols. DSWD has ensured the prepositioning of necessary items and equipment and DOH has prepared the necessary medical items and equipment.

The public is advised to stay vigilant this holiday season, heed to the advise of LGUs and monitor weather updates through radio, television and social media. (NDRRMC)