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Pubdate: 11/13/2019 11:35:13 AM
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(11/13/2019 11:35:13 AM - 11/17/2019 11:35:13 AM)
Philippines - Tropical Cyclone RAMON (ECHO 13 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/13/2019 11:08:00 AM
  • New Tropical Cyclone RAMON formed over the Philippine Sea on 12 November, moving north-west. On 13 November at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 400 km east of Samar Island (Eastern Visayas Region, central-eastern Philippines), with maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h (tropical depression).
  • RAMON will continue north-west towards northern Philippines strengthening as a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds up to 74 km/h.
  • Moderate to heavy rain with isolated thunderstorms are forecast over north and central-east parts of the country. The Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued a tropical storm warning for Eastern Visayas and Bicol Regions.

(11/13/2019 11:08:00 AM - 11/14/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Italy - Severe weather (ECHO 13 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/13/2019 11:08:00 AM
  • Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge have been affecting north-east Italy, as well as southern regions, including Sicily, resulting in fatalities and severe damage.
  • Venice has been affected by floods due in particular to a high storm surge, causing 2 fatalities in Pellestrina Island (Venetian Lagoon), while the San Marco Basilica and other historical buildings in the city centre have been damaged.
  • Media report one fatality in Altamura Town (Bari Province, Apulia Region). River overflow has also been reported in Matera City (Basilicata Region), where several roads and houses have been flooded, while the Eolie islands (Sicily Region) are isolated due to severe weather conditions. Schools remain closed on 13 November in many municipalities across Lazio, Basilicata, Campania, Sicily, and Puglia regions.
  • On 13-14 November, more heavy rain and strong winds will persist over most of the country. A further peak of storm  surge is expected across Venice Lagoon later in the morning, of 13 November.

(11/13/2019 11:08:00 AM - 11/14/2019 9:30:00 AM)
South Africa - Severe weather (ECHO 13 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/13/2019 11:08:00 AM
  • Heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds and a tornado affected KwaZulu-Natal Province (eastern South Africa) on 11-12 November resulting in fatalities and damage.
  • According to media reports, as of 13 November, at least 2 people died and 20 were injured after a tornado that hit Mpolweni settlement near Wartburg Town. 2 other deaths were reported in Inanda Town (North of Durban City) as a result of heavy rain. A number of houses have been destroyed, many roads have been closed and the electricity supply has been interrupted in several parts of the province.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over the affected province.

(11/13/2019 11:08:00 AM - 11/14/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Central African Republic - Flood (ECHO 13 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/13/2019 11:08:00 AM
  • Widespread flooding has been affecting several regions of the Central African Republic (CAR).
  • According to the latest report of International Organisation for Migration (IOM), more than 20,000 people have been displaced as a result in Bangui (south-western CAR). Significant material damage to buildings and key infrastructure are affecting the population, already suffering from violence and poverty.
  • Stagnant water risks leading to an outbreak of water-borne diseases in several areas. 
  • Locally moderate rain is forecast over south-west CAR on 13-14 November.

(11/13/2019 11:08:00 AM - 11/14/2019 9:30:00 AM)