Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for CHAPALA-15

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone CHAPALA-15 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

Name: CHAPALA-15
From - To 28 Oct - 03 Nov
Exposed countries: Off-shore
Exposed population: 340 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed: 250 km/h, Category 4
Maximum storm surge: No locations affected by storm surge > 10 cm
Vulnerability of affected countries: --

Gdacs Score

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
Map of disaster alerts in the past 4 days. Last 24 hours events are highlighted in yellow. Small earthquakes are shown as green boxes. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Latest media headlines

Articles: 145 | About casualties: 9 | Last hour: 0

Cyclonic activity ‘expected to rise’ in Arabian Sea
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 12:13:00 +0100.

A very odd atmospheric event unfolded in the Arabian Sea last week — although as with many stories involving tropical cyclones, it’s hard to say precisely how odd because records are lacking. Still, here are the facts: late last week, aided
Humanitarian situation in Yemen could worsen as it braces for another ...
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 02:07:00 +0100.

"The WMO says that the storm is not as severe as cyclone Chapala, but heavy rainfall could further worsen the already complex humanitarian situation in that country," Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here. Cyclone Chapala, the rare tr
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Megh strengthening on approach to Socotra I ...
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 19:17:00 +0100.

When Aqua flew over Megh on Nov. 6 at 09:15 UTC (4:15 a.m. EDT) it saw fragmented bands of thunderstorms wrapping into the low-level center, which was obscured by clouds. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team. Yemen's Socotra Islan
Yémen : le HCR annonce l'apport d'une aide aux personnes déplacées par ...
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 18:17:00 +0100.

Le cyclone Chapala, qui a emporté des maisons, des bateaux et du bétail, a touché terre le 3 novembre au Yémen dans le gouvernorat de Hadramaout, avant de traverser les gouvernorats voisins de Shabwah, Al Maharah et de Socotra. Photo : UNIC

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (74), BOM (1), JTWC (1), (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), ESURGE (2), INFORM (1),