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WF-2018-000421-USA Wild fire United States The deadliest wildfire in California history that destroyed the mountain town of Paradise and killed at least 85 people was 100 percent contained on Sunday, according to state fire officials. The Camp Fire that started on Nov. 8 destroyed nearly 14,000 homes and burned nearly 154,000 acres (62,000 hectares) - an area five times the size of San Francisco. 
TC-2018-000420-USA Tropical Cyclone United States On 14 September 2018, Hurricane Florence has severely affected North and South Carolina, and Virginia in the United States. More than 32 people were killed. In North Carolina,1,500 roads were closed due to the heavy rain and it affected the fire and rescue activities. 
FL-2018-000419-PRY Flood Paraguay In Asunción, 30,225 people (6,085 families) were evacuated to 109 temporary collective centres set up by the Municipality of Asunción and one collective centre managed by the National Emergency Secretariat in a military site in Bañado Tacumbú. On 1 November 2018, the Asunción municipal government declared a 90-day citywide emergency. According to the Hydrometeorological Report issued for the Paraguay River by the Meteorology and Navigation Directorate on 19 November 2018, the atypical flooding is due to the significant amount of rainfall recorded in the last week in the Paraguay River''''s middle basin. In Asunción, the Paraguay River has already exceeded critical levels (5.50 m), and according to predictions, the river will reach a height of seven metres in December 2018 (8 metres for total evacuation)[1], surpassing alert levels. Moreover, it is likely that levels will progressively increase due to the rains seen in recent days. The most affected areas are located to the south of the City of Asunción along the banks of the Paraguay River known as Bañado Sur, which includes the neighbourhoods of Tacumbú, Santa Ana, San Cayetano, Sajonia and Yukyty; to the north in Bañado Norte, which includes the neighbourhoods of Tablada Nueva, Mburicaó and Banco San Miguel; and the area of La Chacarita area, which includes the neighbourhoods of 3 de Febrero, Oriental, Resistencia, San Pedro, San Vicente and San Felipe.  
EP-2018-000418-MDG Epidemic Madagascar On 19 August 2018, one suspected case of bubonic plague was reported in Ankazobe, Analamanga region. Subsequently, suspected pneumonic and bubonic cases have been reported in endemic and non-endemic areas of Madagascar. From 19 August to 20 September 2018, 15 cases including 5 deaths have been reported from 7 out of the 114 districts of the country in 5 regions. 
EP-2018-000417-MDG Epidemic Madagascar Madagascar has been experiencing a measles outbreak since early October 2018. The outbreak started in the urban health district of Antananarivo Renivohitra (in the heart of the capital city, Antanarivo) on 4 October 2018 when three measles cases were confirmed at the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar (IPM) by serology. The disease then spread to other health districts (Tanà South, Tanà North and Ambohidratrimo) in Analamanga Region (where the capital city is located) and subsequently to other parts of the country. The Ministry of Public Health formally declared the measles outbreak on 26 October 2018. 
FL-2018-000416-VNM Flood Viet Nam Tropical depression TORAJI made landfall close to Vinh Hai town (Ninh Thuan Province, Dong Nam Bo Region, southeastern Vietnam) on 18 November. As of 19 November at 8.00 UTC, at least 12 people are reported dead, six more are missing and 11 injured across Khanh Hoa Province (Nam Trung Bo Region, south-east Vietnam) following landslides and floods triggered by heavy rainfall. 
EQ-2018-000415-IRN Earthquake Iran, Islamic Republic Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 6.3M 
FL-2018-000414-IRQ Flood Iraq Heavy rainfall in Iraq during the month of October and early November led to a wave of floods that have resulted in multiple deaths and injuries and displaced tens of thousands of people. Ninewa and Salah Eddin are the most heavily affected governorates, with multiple reports of bridges, roads and villages being inundated; damage was also recorded in the southern part of the country. An estimated 10,000 people in Salah Eddin and 15,000 people in Ninewa are in need of assistance, including thousands of families living in IDP camps. 
TC-2018-000413-IND Tropical Cyclone India GDACS - High humanitarian impact, max wind speed 139 km/h  
FL-2018-000360-RUS Flood Russia According to the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM), 29 communities in Krasndoar Krai (Tuapse district, Apsheron district and Sochi district) are have been affected by floods. Six people are reported dead.  
TC-2018-000255-PHL Tropical Cyclone Philippines As of 29 October (2 p.m., Manila time), Typhoon Yutu (locally named Rosita) has slightly weakened, with the eye located approximately 355 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora. It is now moving west southwest at 15 km/h, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the centre and gusts up to 185 km/h.The typhoon is 700 km in diameter and is projected to cross Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet and La Union provinces. It is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday evening, 31 October 
FL-2018-000194-TTO Flood Trinidad & Tobago On Tuesday, 16 October 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office (TTMS) issued an Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) that predicted showers and thunderstorms due to the presence of an Inter-Tropical Convergent Zone (ITCZ); the warning was in place from Wednesday, 17 to Friday, 19 October. On Thursday, 18 October, the TTMS upgraded the alert to Orange Level, as the ITCZ continued to produce intermittent periods of rain/showers and thunderstorm activity. Late Thursday, 18 October, the TTMS issued a Riverine Flood Alert (Red Level), as river levels exceeded threshold levels and some overflowed their banks. Since additional rainfall was forecasted , river levels were expecected to remain elevated for the next several days. On Friday, 19 October, the Piarco International Airport was closed for several hours as the weather made it impossible for aircraft to land, and the surrounding roadways were flooded. That same day, the ODPM issued Public Advisory #8 at 2031 hours, which alerted the TTRCS Disaster Management system of an ongoing life-threatening operation in the Greenvale Park community of La Horquetta, where residents were stranded on their roofs due to the rapid onset of floodwaters in a two-hour period. On Saturday, 20 October a national newspaper described the floods as ?catastrophic'. (Trinidad Express 20.10.18), and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) advised that the main north-south highway was impassable; nevertheless, the country's president has not issued an official national disaster declaration in accordance with the Disaster Measures Act. The persistent rainfall has caused flooding in approximately 80 per cent of the country, primarily the north, east and central parts of the island nation such as Sangre Grande, Matelot, La Horquetta, St. Helena, Caroni and Mayaro. There are reports from the ODPM and CDEMA's Situation Report #1, (CDEMA, 22 Oct. 2018) of up 100,000 to 150,000 people impacted by the flooding. Additionally, official reports from ODPM and CDEMA indicate that 800 people are currently seeking shelter in collective centres; however, this number will fluctuate as people leave the centres to return home and begin the cleanup. 
TC-2018-000168-MEX Tropical Cyclone Mexico NWS Summary: At 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Willa was located near latitude 19.1 North, longitude 107.2 West. Willa is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. Satellite data indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 160 mph (260 km/h) with higher gusts. Willa is a category 5 hurricane 
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. 
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