Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for TRAMI-18
in Japan

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone TRAMI-18 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000507
Name TRAMI-18
From - To 20 Sep - 30 Sep
Exposed countries Japan
Exposed population 92.3 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 269 km/h, Category 5
Maximum storm surge 2.2 m (30 Sep 13:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Japan)

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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 269 km/h 2.2 m n.a. 1.5
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Japan - Tropical cyclone TRAMI and KONG-REY (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:00

  • Tropical cyclone TRAMI made landfall close to Tanabe (Wakayama Prefecture, Japan) on 30 September morning UTC as a typhoon. It then continued north-east crossing central Honshu Island and it reached the Pacific Ocean on 1 October.
  • Media reports, as of 1 October, that two people have been killed, two have gone missing, over 120 have been injured and more than 750 000 homes are without power. 
  • The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued, as of 1 October, a warning for storms and heavy rain over north-eastern and central Honshu Island and south-western Hokkaido Island.
  • A new tropical cyclone named KONG-REY formed south-east of Guam on 28 September. On 1 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 1 280 km south-east of Miyako Island (Okinawa archipelago, Japan) and it had maximum sustained winds of 176 km/h (typhoon). Over the next 24 hours, it is expected to continue north-west, strengthening. 
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 747 | About casualties: 84 | Last hour: 0

Le Japon se prépare à un nouveau typhonThu, 04 Oct 2018 11:34:00 +0200.

(Belga) Les îles japonaises du sud se préparent à l'arrivée de Kong-Rey, un nouveau typhon qui entraînera des vents violents et de fortes précipitations. Plus de 200 vols ont été annulés jeudi matin. L'institut météorologique japonais a mis
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Le Japon se prépare à un nouveau typhonThu, 04 Oct 2018 11:05:00 +0200.

Les îles japonaises du sud se préparent à l'arrivée de Kong-Rey, un nouveau typhon qui entraînera des vents violents et de fortes précipitations. Plus de 200 vols ont été annulés jeudi matin. L'institut météorologique japonais a mis en gar
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Over 200 flights cancelled in South Japan over approaching typhoonThu, 04 Oct 2018 07:38:00 +0200.

Over 200 domestic flights to and from the Japanese southernmost Okinawa prefecture were canceled due to the approaching large Typhoon Kong-rey, the second powerful storm to hit the area over a week, local mediareported on Thursday, Urdupoin
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Typhoon Kong-rey barrels toward JapanThu, 04 Oct 2018 07:31:00 +0200.

TOKYO: Japan is set to be hit by another tropical storm, the third of its kind in less than a month, authorities in the Pacific warned on Wednesday (Oct 3). According to a forecast by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), which is based
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (141), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (10), HWRF (4), GFS (4), INFORM (2),