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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for GERT-17 from 13 Aug 2017 03:00 UTC to 15:00
GDACS Event Report - Summary


The map shows the accumulated precipitation along the cyclone's track. Yellow area is > 100mm; Red area is > 300mm; Blue area is > 500mm. The accumulated rainfall is calculated based on the Tropical Rainfall Potential of NOAA/NESDIS. The eTRaP is a simple ensemble whose members are the 6-hourly totals from the single-orbit TRaPs, which are rainfall estimates from passive microwave remote sensing. Rain map with eTraP data. (Source: JRC) Storm surge maximum height. (Source: JRC)

Tropical Cyclone GERT-17 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 14.

  • Tropical Cyclone Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 157 km/h)
  • from 13 Aug 2017 03:00 UTC to 15:00
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 16 Aug 2017 06:50:27 UTC

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  0.3m in Powells Point, United States. This height is estimated for 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: AL082017 (NOAAid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 306 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:00 +0200   4-traders (en)

At 4:00 p.m. the center of Hurricane Gert was located near Latitude 33.7 degrees north and Longitude 71.2 degrees west or about 615 km west-northwest of Bermuda. Hurricane Gert is moving toward the north-northeast near 19 km/h. and it is expected to accelerate northeastward over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean during the next couple of days.

People and organisations:

Hurricane Gert churns up dangerous swells on US east coast
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:16:00 +0200   terradaily (en)

Hurricane Gert is miles off the US east coast and heading into the open Atlantic, but still dangerous enough to generate life threatening coastal conditions, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. Gert, which become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season late Monday, was located at 1500 GMT some 420 miles (675 kilometers) west of Bermuda.

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Storm Gert becomes ‘life-threatening’ HURRICANE as UK braced for showers and thunder
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:47:00 +0200   dailystar (en)

NASA COLOSSAL: A NASA satellite image shows the hurricane in the Atlantic The NHC said: “Swells generated by Gert will spread northward along the east coast of the United States from North Carolina northward to Long Island during the next couple of days. “Swells are also expected to affect Bermuda during the next couple of days.

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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 (122), BOM (1), JTWC (1), (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1),

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