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Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for KATIA-17
in Mexicofrom 05 Sep 2017 21:00 UTC to 09 Sep 2017 15:00 UTC
Automatic impact report for tropical cyclone KATIA-17
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Current Green alert for wind impact in Mexico as of 09 Sep 2017 15:00:00 UTC

This tropical cyclone is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and forecasted path.

Current storm status

This report is for advisory number 16 of tropical cyclone KATIA-17 issued at 09 Sep 2017 15:00 UTC (GDACS Event ID 1000397, Latest episode ID: 16, inserted at 09 Sep 2017 12:48 UTC ).

Current impact estimate:

  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0.522 million
  • Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 167 km/h)
  • Vulnerability of affected countries: Medium

Impact of Extreme Wind

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Cloud map
Cloud map. Track and wind-buffer map. Green area: Area that can be affected by winds of more than 64 km/h (Tropical Storm strength). Orange area: Same, for winds of more than 92 km/h. Red area: Same, for winds above 120 km/h (Hurricane or Typhoon strength) (Source: JRC)
Cloud Map Zoomed on last forecast
Cloud Map Zoomed on last forecast. The zoomed map on the last track. (Source: JRC)

Affected population

Up to 570000 people people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above. In addition, no people people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Veracruz Mexico 6.7 million people

Affected Populated Places (first 20 records)

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Poza Rica Veracruz Mexico City 170000 people 75 km
Papantla Veracruz Mexico City 47000 people 79 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Tajin PAZ 138 Civ. Paved Yes 5900 81 km

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Event time line

The storm evolution is shown in the table below. Alert levels and population estimates are related to the area from a point to the next.

Advisory Alert color Date (UTC) Category Wind speed Wind gusts Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Location (lat, lon)
1
GREEN
05 Sep 2017 21:00 Tropical depression 56 km/h (34 mph) 74 km/h (46 mph) no people 22.4, -96.7
2
GREEN
06 Sep 2017 03:00 Tropical depression 56 km/h (34 mph) 74 km/h (46 mph) no people 22.2, -96.4
3
GREEN
06 Sep 2017 09:00 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) 83 km/h (52 mph) no people 22.1, -96.3
4
GREEN
06 Sep 2017 15:00 Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) 93 km/h (57 mph) no people 21.7, -95.9
5
GREEN
06 Sep 2017 21:00 Category 1 120 km/h (75 mph) 148 km/h (92 mph) no people 21.7, -95.1
6
GREEN
07 Sep 2017 03:00 Category 1 130 km/h (80 mph) 157 km/h (98 mph) no people 21.7, -94.8
7
GREEN
07 Sep 2017 09:00 Category 1 130 km/h (80 mph) 157 km/h (98 mph) no people 21.5, -94.5
8
GREEN
07 Sep 2017 15:00 Category 1 130 km/h (80 mph) 157 km/h (98 mph) no people 21.6, -94.6
9
GREEN
07 Sep 2017 21:00 Category 1 130 km/h (80 mph) 157 km/h (98 mph) no people 21.6, -94.6
10
GREEN
08 Sep 2017 03:00 Category 1 139 km/h (86 mph) 167 km/h (103 mph) no people 21.5, -95.1
11
GREEN
08 Sep 2017 09:00 Category 1 148 km/h (92 mph) 185 km/h (115 mph) no people 21.3, -95.4
12
GREEN
08 Sep 2017 15:00 Category 2 157 km/h (98 mph) 194 km/h (120 mph) no people 21, -95.8
13
ORANGE
08 Sep 2017 21:00 Category 2 167 km/h (103 mph) 204 km/h (126 mph) 520000 people 21, -96.5
14
ORANGE
09 Sep 2017 03:00 Category 1 120 km/h (75 mph) 148 km/h (92 mph) 890000 people 20.6, -97.2
15
GREEN
09 Sep 2017 09:00 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) 83 km/h (52 mph) no people 20.3, -97.5
16
GREEN
09 Sep 2017 15:00 Tropical depression 56 km/h (34 mph) 74 km/h (46 mph) no people 20, -97.9

Previous advisories

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorDate (UTC)CategoryMaximum sustained
wind speed (km/h)
Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Affected countries
1 05 Sep 2017 21:00 Tropical storm 102 No people affected Mexico
2 06 Sep 2017 03:00 Tropical storm 111 No people affected Mexico
3 06 Sep 2017 09:00 Tropical storm 111 No people affected Mexico
4 06 Sep 2017 15:00 Category 1 120 No people affected Mexico
5 06 Sep 2017 21:00 Category 1 148 840 thousand Mexico
6 07 Sep 2017 03:00 Category 2 176 1.6 million Mexico
7 07 Sep 2017 09:00 Category 2 167 1.3 million Mexico
8 07 Sep 2017 15:00 Category 2 167 540 thousand Mexico
9 07 Sep 2017 21:00 Category 2 167 730 thousand Mexico
10 08 Sep 2017 03:00 Category 2 167 250 thousand Mexico
11 08 Sep 2017 09:00 Category 2 167 1.2 million Mexico
12 08 Sep 2017 15:00 Category 2 167 500 thousand Mexico
13 08 Sep 2017 21:00 Category 2 167 1.1 million Mexico
14 09 Sep 2017 03:00 Category 1 120 900 thousand Mexico
15 09 Sep 2017 09:00 Tropical storm 65 580 thousand Mexico
16 09 Sep 2017 15:00 Tropical depression 56 580 thousand Mexico

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Data resources

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About the data

JRC set up an automatic routine that includes the Tropical Cyclone (TC) bulletins produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) into a single database, covering all TC basins.

JRC calculates areas affected by high winds (wind buffers at 39, 58 and 74mph). This is done using the maximum reported wind radius (maximum of 4 quadrants) or, in case no wind radii are provided, through a regression analysis based on historical data. JRC also calculates the area affected by storm surge using HyFlux2 (hydrodynamic software).

Sources for data on critical infrastructure are: JRC NUMAS database (nuclear plants), ESRI (hydro dams, 1996), Global Discovery (airports, ports and cities).

Population data is from LandScan 2014.

Disclaimer

While we try everything to ensure accuracy, this information is purely indicative and should not be used for any decision making without alternate sources of information. The JRC is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information presented on this website.