Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for MICHAEL-18
in United States, Cuba

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000517
From - To 06 Oct - 12 Oct
Exposed countries United States, Cuba
Exposed population 1.4 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 231 km/h, Category 4
Maximum storm surge 2.3 m (10 Oct 18:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Cuba)


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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 231 km/h 2.3 m n.a. 1.5
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 414 | About casualties: 29 | Last hour: 0

Trump marvels at damage from Hurricane Michael in FloridaTue, 16 Oct 2018 08:48:00 +0200.

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. President Trump marveled at the roofless homes and uprooted trees he saw Monday while touring Florida Panhandle communities ravaged by the force of Hurricane Michael. Trump toured devastated coastal communities by air, land
L'Arabie saoudite en passe de reconnaître la mort de KhashoggiTue, 16 Oct 2018 08:41:00 +0200.

L' Arabie saoudite se prépare à faire une annonce reconnaissant que le journaliste Jamal Khashoggi est décédé des suites d'un interrogatoire qui aurait mal tourné, rapporte la chaîne d'information américaine CNN citant deux sources, lundi.
No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zoneTue, 16 Oct 2018 08:35:00 +0200.

PANAMA CITY, USA (AP) — Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida's Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help yesterday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter. Trevor Lewis, a me
46 missing in Fla. town hit by Hurricane Michael 1 hour agoTue, 16 Oct 2018 08:06:00 +0200.

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. -- At least 46 people remained unaccounted for on Sunday in Mexico Beach, Florida, an area pulverized by Hurricane Michael, the city's mayor told ABC News. Mayor Al Cathey said that 289 people, including 10 children, deci

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), JRC (61), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),