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TC-2018-000167-SLV Tropical Cyclone El Salvador On October 6, rains began falling over eastern El Salvador due to the influence of tropical depression number 14 located near the Honduran Atlantic coast. On October 7, the tropical depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Michael, which continued moving north over the Yucatán channel toward the Gulf of Mexico. On 6 October, the national Civil Protection System declared a Green Alert for the entire country. On October 7, a Yellow Alert was declared for 29 coastal municipalities, which on October 8 increased to 34 municipalities to include three municipalities in Morazán department and two in La Union department. A Green Alert remained in place for the rest of the country. The rains have affected the entire country. The hardest hit have been the eastern regions, specifically the cantons of El Brazo, La Canoa and El Tecomatal in the municipality of San Miguel; the cantons of San Felipe and Las Tunas in La Unión department; the cantons of Capitán Lazo and Puerto Parada in the municipality of Usulután; as well as the canton of Metalío in Sonsonate department (western El Salvador) and the cantons of San Diego and San Rafael Abajo in the municipality of La Libertad in central El Salvador. It should be noted that these floods have affected the majority of the municipalities located along the country's coast.  
FL-2018-000166-CRI Flood Costa Rica On October 2, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) warned of a low pressure system coming in out of the south-western Caribbean Sea that activated an Inter-tropical Convergence Zone over the country and over the waters of the Pacific (Meteorological Report # 2). On October 4, IMN detected two other low pressure systems (Meteorological Report # 8) - one in the Caribbean near the Nicaraguan coast and another in the Pacific in western Costa Rica - that led to even more intense rainfall as well as strong storm conditions along the Pacific coast and slightly milder conditions in other parts of the country. Rains of varying intensity fell in Pacific regions and even in the Central Valley. The greatest amount of rainfall was recorded in the Nicoya Peninsula and the Central Pacific - between 50-150 mm over a period of 24 hours. Meteorological Report # 16 issued on October 5 showed the excessive moisture contributed by weather conditions on 4 and 5 October, during which time more than 300 mm of rain fell over several areas in the North Pacific and Central Pacific. The highest concentration of rain and floods were seen in the districts of Lepanto, Paquera and Puntarenas (Central), as well as in Tárcoles, Garabito, Parrita and Quepos in the Central Pacific and North Pacific coastal strip. Over a period of 24 hours, IMN reported 400 mm of accumulated rainfall in Paquera, 255 mm in Hojancha, 206 mm in Cuajiniquil, 145 mm in Sardinal, 71 mm in Liberia and Bagaces, and between 100 and 140 mm in the Central Pacific. This led to increased water levels in the Naranjo, División Saveegre and Tempisque Rivers and in lower areas of the Abangares River. 
FL-2018-000165-CRI Flood Costa Rica On October 2, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) warned of a low pressure system coming in out of the south-western Caribbean Sea that activated an Inter-tropical Convergence Zone over the country and over the waters of the Pacific (Meteorological Report # 2). On October 4, IMN detected two other low pressure systems (Meteorological Report # 8) - one in the Caribbean near the Nicaraguan coast and another in the Pacific in western Costa Rica - that led to even more intense rainfall as well as strong storm conditions along the Pacific coast and slightly milder conditions in other parts of the country. Rains of varying intensity fell in Pacific regions and even in the Central Valley. The greatest amount of rainfall was recorded in the Nicoya Peninsula and the Central Pacific - between 50-150 mm over a period of 24 hours. Meteorological Report # 16 issued on October 5 showed the excessive moisture contributed by weather conditions on 4 and 5 October, during which time more than 300 mm of rain fell over several areas in the North Pacific and Central Pacific. The highest concentration of rain and floods were seen in the districts of Lepanto, Paquera and Puntarenas (Central), as well as in Tárcoles, Garabito, Parrita and Quepos in the Central Pacific and North Pacific coastal strip. Over a period of 24 hours, IMN reported 400 mm of accumulated rainfall in Paquera, 255 mm in Hojancha, 206 mm in Cuajiniquil, 145 mm in Sardinal, 71 mm in Liberia and Bagaces, and between 100 and 140 mm in the Central Pacific. This led to increased water levels in the Naranjo, División Saveegre and Tempisque Rivers and in lower areas of the Abangares River. 
EQ-2018-000164-PNG Earthquake Papua New Guinea Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 7M tsunami generates 0.06m 
TC-2018-000163-YEM Tropical Cyclone 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.  
TC-2018-000162-IND Tropical Cyclone India GDACS - High humanitarian impact, max wind speed 176 km/h  
EP-2018-000161-SOM Epidemic Somalia One new cVDPV type 2 case was confirmed this week. Virus was isolated from a contact of child that developed paralysis on the 02 September 2018. These children are both from an inaccessible area of Lower Juba. Detailed investigations are underway to determine the best response mechanism. No type 3 cases have been reported this week. The total number of cVDPV cases is eleven (11): five cVDPV2, five cVDPV3 and one case of a child with a coinfection of cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 virus. A nationwide polio vaccination campaign targeting around 2.6 million children under five with bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine is (bOPV) underway this week. 
EQ-2018-000160-HTI Earthquake Haiti Red earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.9M, Depth:15.26km) in Haiti 07/10/2018 00:11 UTC, 2300000 people within 100km. On 10/7/2018 12:11:50 AM, an earthquake occurred in Haiti potentially affecting 2300000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.9M, Depth:15.26km. 
OT-2018-000159-TZA Other Tanzania 229 people lost their lives after the ferry as MV Nyerere capsized 20 September near the Ukara Island in Lake Victoria. The ferry was carrying over 300 people and cargo, as it travelled from Bugolora (Nansio, Ukerewe) to Ukara Island in Mwanza region.  
FF-2018-000158-TUN Flash Flood Tunisia Torrential rain hit the Cap Bon Peninsula on Saturday 22 September, causing flash flooding in the city of Beni Khaled and the surrounding villages. According to the Tunisia's National Institute of Meteorology, this was the heaviest rainfall to hit the area since the institute began to keep the records in 1995. At least 6 people lost their lives and at least 6,000 households (around 30,000 individuals) have had their homes partially or completely destroyed. Clean water supply and electricity has been cut off in certain affected areas. Additionally, a significant number of farmland and livestock has perished with the floods. 
OT-2018-000157-BGD Other Bangladesh After two weeks of continuous heavy raining, the rise of the water level in Padma River caused major damage to the riverbank, eventually leading to the collapse of a large river embankment. The homes of about 8,710 families (or 43,550 people) got washed away by the collapse. Additionally, many roads, bridges, culverts, health facilities, and business amenities were completely destroyed. 
EQ-2018-000156-IDN Earthquake Indonesia A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake in Indonesia triggered a tsunami and swept houses away in two cities Friday, the country's disaster agency said. The earthquake struck the central Sulawesi region around 6 p.m. and was centered at a depth of 6 miles about 35 miles northeast of Donggala, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A tsunami was reported to have hit the cities of Palu and Donggala, the Indonesia disaster agency said. 
OT-2018-000155-CMR Other Cameroon Since October 2016, the North West (NW) and South West (SW) regions of Cameroon have been experiencing social instability coupled with violence that has a negative impact on the socio-economic fabric of the country. In October 2017, the crisis escalated into an armed conflict, with various confrontations registered between armed groups and the security and defence forces. Since then, abductions and assassinations have been recorded, in addition to sporadic attacks on government institutions and civilians trapped in the cross fire. Population movement into Nigeria and other regions of Cameroon were noted as early as in January 2018, but as of 15 September 2018, the crisis took an unprecedented turn, with scores of people fleeing from these crisis-torn regions. Indeed, the armed groups circulated a note announcing that any entry and exit into and from these affected regions will be banned as of 25th September 2018 to ensure no campaign or elections holds in these regions. Presidential elections in Cameroon is set to hold on 7 October 2018 in an extremely tense socio-political context. 
FL-2018-000154-GHA Flood Ghana Since early August 2018, communities in Northern and Upper East regions of Ghana have been affected by heavy and continuous seasonal rainfalls, which was later exacerbated by the annual opening of the Bagre dam gates (located in Burkina Faso). This caused unprecedented flooding in many local communities, destroying lives and properties. The Bagre Dam spilled on the 31st of August 2018, when the dam reached its maximum spillage level at 235m on that day. However, by the 10th of September, the dam was still spilling and water level remained at the maximum level of 235m. 
TC-2018-000152-CHN Tropical Cyclone China, People's Republic GDACS - Medium humanitarian impact, max wind speed 287 km/h  
TC-2018-000151-VNM Tropical Cyclone Viet Nam GDACS - High humanitarian impact, max wind speed 287 km/h  
EP-2018-000150-ZWE Epidemic Zimbabwe Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. Cholera cases signalled since 05 September in Glenview area of Harare, and as of 10 September, official sources were mentioning 1,046 suspected cases with 16 deaths. Some 2,253,747 people are at risk in the capital city, Harare, with an estimated 250,000 people in the 4 affected areas. Coordination meetings have been held since declaration of the outbreak on 6 September, chaired by the Director of the Civil Protection (DCP).  
TC-2018-000149-PHL Tropical Cyclone Philippines Typhoon Mangkhut is currently around 1,200km east of southern Luzon (13.8 N 136.3 E), moving west at 20kph, and with maximum sustained winds of 250kph near the centre and gustiness of up to 310kph. It has been classified as a Category 5 cyclone (Super typhoon). The typhoon is expected to maintain its strength before landfall. According to forecasts, the typhoon will make landfall over Santa Ana municipality in Cagayan province between the evening of 14 September and early morning of 15 September, with Category 4 winds, before making a second landfall over the Babuyan Islands, around 25km north of Luzon landmass. The typhoon will move across the Babuyan channel, on the northern coast of Luzon, sustaining its Category 4 winds for 24 hours. Mangkhut exits PAR by 08H00, 16 September 2018. Although the eye of the storm is not likely to traverse through Luzon landmass, the strength and the size of the typhoon (700-900km wide) is expected to cause substantial damage in communities in the provinces of Apayao, Batanes, Ilocos Norte and Cagayan, and in the Babuyan Group of Islands. Around 2 million people (almost 450,000 households) live in these areas. Storm surges of 6 to 7 metres are also expected along the northern coast and across the islands, with the typhoon expected to make landfall on a high tide (more than 1 metre). Other provinces such as Isabela, Kalinga, Abra, Mountain Province and Ilocos Sur are also expected to sustain direct wind damage from the typhoon. Heavy torrential rain is also expected over these areas, which may also trigger landslides in mountain communities and flash floods particularly near rivers and major tributaries.  
VO-2018-000148-PNG Volcano Papua New Guinea On 25 August, Manam Volcano erupted, sending ash over 15km into the air. The volcano is located on Manam island, which is located 13 km off the northern coast of the country, close to Madang province. The eruption of the volcano has forced 2,000 people to be evacuated from their homes. The Government deployed a team to assess the current conditions and need for additional evacuations. 
EQ-2018-000147-PHL Earthquake Philippines An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale struck in the Philippines potentially affecting 3660000 people within 100km.  
OT-2018-000146-ARM Other Armenia On 17 and 18 August 2018, a hailstorm damaged almost all yield capacity in Shirak region of Armenia.  
EP-2018-000145-DOM Epidemic Dominican Republic At the beginning of July 2018 (epidemiological week 27), the Ministry of Public Health and Epidemiology reported that the Los Pinos Health Centre (La Descubierta, Independencia) was seeing an increase in the number of patients presenting with vomiting and diarrhea from surrounding communities, which were suspected to be cases of cholera. Reports of suspected cases of cholera continued in neighboring communities, including Los Bolos, Guayabal and La Descubierta (chief of the municipality). As of 11 August 2018, 65 suspected cases of cholera have been reported (3 confirmed) in Angel Feliz (26), Los Pinos de Edén (34), La Descubierta urban area (6) and Los Bolos (2). There are multiple factors that contribute to an increased risk of acute diarrheal diseases and the spread of cholera in the affected region, including poor hygiene practices, the use of unsafe water sources for drinking and food preparation, lack of access to health services due to the affected area's remote geographical location (it can take up to eight hours to reach the affected area), community resistance to treatment and lack of financial resources for families to access health care. In addition, the communities in the upper area of the Sierra de Bahoruco's geographic location, which is adjacent to Haiti in the northern section of the Dominican Republic, has been affected by recurrent outbreaks of diarrheal diseases, thus putting the surrounding area at constant risk. The area's high vulnerability can be attributed to the regular passage of large numbers of people between Haiti and the Dominican Republic; this highly mobile population often does not seek care in the Dominican Republic before returning to Haiti (due to cultural and family ties), which could mean that the number of cases in the in the affected area exceeds current estimates. 
FL-2018-000144-PRK Flood Korea, Democratic People's Republic As of 2 September, heavy flooding is reported in North and South Hwanghae provinces. In both provinces there are 76 reported deaths, and 75 people missing. Over 9,000 people are displaced and nearly 1,800 residential buildings destroyed or damaged.  
EQ-2018-000143-JPN Earthquake Japan A powerful earthquake has hit Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, causing a landslide that has engulfed houses. Several people were reported injured and trapped in the rubble, while power in several areas was cut off, but there were no early reports of deaths. The quake, which struck just after 3am on Thursday, had a magnitude of 6.7, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. 
EP-2018-000142-CMR Epidemic Cameroon The cholera outbreak in Cameroon, officially declared by the Ministry of Health on 15 July 2018, is steadily declining, after peaking in week 29 with 42 cases. In week 32 (week ending 12 August 2018), four new suspected cholera cases were reported, compared to 21 cases reported in week 31 and 40 cases in week 30. Three of the new cases reported during the reporting week came from Central Region and one case from North Region. 
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