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Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MATTHEW-16
in United States, Bahamas, Cuba, Haitifrom 28 Sep 2016 15:00 UTC to 02 Oct 2016 09:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

Tropical Cyclone MATTHEW-16 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 47: (21 Oct 2016 15:37).

  • Tropical Cyclone Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 259 km/h)
  • from 28 Sep 2016 15:00 UTC to 02 Oct 2016 09:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0.538 million
  • inserted at 09 Oct 2016 20:49:22 UTC
  • Vulnerability: High

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  2.5m in Red Bay, The Bahamas. This height is estimated for 06 Oct 2016 18:00:00.

Overview

(Created: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:48:00 +02:00)

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More maps

For this event GDACS has links for additional reports:

06/Oct/2016 06:23 UTC Caribbean Tropical Cyclone Matthew, Part 2
06/Oct/2016 06:22 UTC Caribbean Tropical Cyclone - Update
06/Oct/2016 06:17 UTC Caribean Tropical Cyclone Matthew

References

Known identifiers for this event: AL142016 (NOAAid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 951 | About casualties: 60 | Last hour: 0

Visit special Hurricane Matthew station
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:44:00 +0200   news4jax (en)

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People and organisations:

Many Hurricane Matthew victims don't have flood insurance
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:43:00 +0200   muscatinejournal (en)

In this Oct. 12, 2016 photo, Walter Coker surveys the damage in his furniture storage shed in Crescent Beach, Fla. Coker runs Genung's Fish Camp and Marina on the shore of the Matanzas River, and saw storm surge from Hurricane Matthew run "like a river" through his property, tearing apart the storage shed and the tackle shop.

People and organisations:

Many Hurricane Matthew victims don't have flood insurance
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:40:00 +0200   siouxcityjournal (en)

In this Oct. 12, 2016 photo, Walter Coker surveys the damage in his furniture storage shed in Crescent Beach, Fla. Coker runs Genung's Fish Camp and Marina on the shore of the Matanzas River, and saw storm surge from Hurricane Matthew run "like a river" through his property, tearing apart the storage shed and the tackle shop.

People and organisations:

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (92), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),

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Further information and official advisories can be found at the Severe Weather Information Centre of the World Meteorological Organization, by clicking on the Tropical Cyclone symbols on the world map of the site.