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Indonesia - Floods (ECHO 09 Apr 2020)
Pubdate: 4/9/2020 1:04:00 PM
  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds have been affecting several parts of the country (particularly Java and Kalimantan) over the last few days, causing widespread floods that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • According to the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA), at least 110 people have been affected and 19 buildings (18 houses and one school) flooded in Jember Regency (East Java Province). Additional floods have been reported in the estuary area of Tanah Paser Regency (East Kalimantan Province) where three villages have been flooded and other 538 people affected.
  • Local authorities are currently assessing the impact.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over the affected regions.

(4/9/2020 1:04:00 PM - 4/10/2020 9:30:00 AM)
India - Landslide
Pubdate: 4/9/2020 1:04:00 PM
  • A landslide triggered by heavy rain occurred on 5-6 April in Rajouri District (Jammu and Kashmir) leading to casualties and damage.
  • According to media reports, approximately 25 families have been affected, of which 12 evacuated, and at least 2 houses severely damaged.
  • On 9 April, moderate to heavy rainfall with thunderstorms is forecast across Jammu and Kashmir, while on 10 April the weather conditions are expected to improve. 

(4/9/2020 1:04:00 PM - 4/10/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga - Tropical Cyclone HAROLD update (ECHO 09 Apr 2020)
Pubdate: 4/9/2020 1:04:00 PM
  • Tropical Cyclone HAROLD made landfall over Kandavu (Fiji) on 8 April in the morning (UTC), with maximum sustained winds up to 220 km/h and then continued moving south-east over the oceanm passing south of eastern Fiji islands and south of southern Tonga islands slightly weakening. On 9 April at 0.00 UTC its centre was located offshore approximately 225 km south-east of Eua Island, with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h.
  • In Vanuatu, UN OCHA report, as of 8 April, around 160,000 affected people and up to 70 per cent of buildings damaged in Luganville. Media report, as of 9 April, collapsed houses, damaged roads, power and telecommunication outages across Espiritu Santo, Malo, and Malakula Islands. In Fiji, media report, around 1,800 evacuated people in 69 evacuation centers, a number of injured people, destroyed houses, closed roads as well as power and telecommunication outages across Viti Levu, Kandavu, and southern Lau Islands group. In Tonga, the Prime Minister  declared the State of Emergency, as of 8 April.
  • On the forecast track, HAROLD is forecast to continue moving south-east over the Ocean, well off Tonga islands and weakening, on 9-10 April.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast over southern Lau Islands group (Fiji). Moderate to locally heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecast also over southern Tonga Islands, where a strong wind warning remain in effect.
  • The Copernicus EMS was activated in rapid mapping mode () on 6 April, in order to support damage assessment and impact assessment.

(4/9/2020 1:04:00 PM - 4/10/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (ECHO 09 Apr 2020)
Pubdate: 4/9/2020 4:00:00 AM
  • Finland: Warning level 2/3 for Pyhäjärvi - Iuusua and Jongunjärvi stations.
  • Georgia: Threshold level 2/2 exceeded for Tskhenisckali - Ludji station.

(4/9/2020 4:00:00 AM - 4/10/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Thailand - Severe Weather (ECHO 08 Apr 2020)
Pubdate: 4/8/2020 1:08:00 PM
  • Severe weather, including strong winds was reported in Chok Chai district (Nakhon Ratchasima Province, north-east Thailand) on 5-6 April. 
  • According to media, at least 219 houses damaged, and several families have been affected by the storms. The worst-hit areas are Tha Jalung, and Lalommai Pattana subdistricts. 
  • Heavy rain is forecast over Nakhon Ratchasima on 8-10 April.

(4/8/2020 1:08:00 PM - 4/9/2020 9:30:00 AM)