Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for LUBAN-18
in Yemen

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000518
Name LUBAN-18
From - To 08 Oct - 14 Oct
Exposed countries Yemen
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 139 km/h, Category 1
Maximum storm surge 0.3 m (13 Oct 01:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Yemen)

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  Wind Storm surge GDACS score
GDACS 139 km/h 0.3 m 0.5
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Yemen, Oman - Tropical Cyclone LUBAN update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:53

  • The passage of Tropical cyclone LUBAN from 8 to 14 October has caused flooding in the coastal district of Al Maharah Governorate in Yemen and in several areas of the border with Oman.
  • According to media reports, as of 17 October, three people died, 33 are injured and 2 000 families were affected in Al-Maharah (Yemen). 
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain over south-west Yemen and the coastal governorates may continue to affect the country, including the areas already flooded.
Yemen, Oman - Tropical cyclone LUBAN update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:58

  • Tropical cyclone LUBAN continued moving north-west over the Gulf of Aden slightly weakening. On 12 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 780 km east from the city of Qusay'ir (Yemen) and it had maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (tropical storm). 
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move over the north-east of Yemen and may make landfall on 14 October morning UTC as a tropical storm. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect southern Oman, north-eastern and central Yemen including the Socotra Archipelago (Yemen).
Yemen, Oman - Tropical cyclone LUBAN update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:59

  • Tropical cyclone LUBAN continued moving north-west over the West Central Arabian Sea. On 10 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 644 km south-east from the city of Salalah (Oman) and it had maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (equivalent to Category 1 in the Saffir Simpson Scale). 
  •  Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to keep moving north-west over the Gulf of Aden toward the north-eastern parts of Yemen slightly strengthening. Heavy rain and strong wind may affect south-west Oman and north-east Yemen.
Yemen, Oman - Tropical Cyclone LUBAN (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:56

  • Tropical cyclone LUBAN continued north-west over the Arabian Sea as a tropical storm. On 9 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 840 km south-east of Salalah City (Oman) and 704 km north-east of Socotra Island (Yemen) with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (tropical storm).
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to keep moving north-west toward the north-eastern parts of Yemen slightly strengthening, but remaining as a tropical storm.
Oman,Yemen - Tropical cyclone LUBAN (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:59

  • A new Tropical cyclone LUBAN formed over the Arabian Sea on 8 October and started moving north-west toward southwestern Oman as a tropical storm.
  • On 8 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 1 000 km south-east from the city of Salalah (Oman) and 860 km southeast from the island of Socotra (Yemen) and it had maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm).
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to keep moving north-west slightly strengthening but remaining as a tropical storm.
     
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UN says cyclone hitting Yemen leaving 'extensive damage'Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:14:00 +0200.

A tropical storm has battered eastern Yemen, with three days of heavy rainfall and flooding injuring dozens of people, destroying property and killing livestock, Yemeni officials and the United Nations said Tuesday. They said that around 70
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Storm kills three in Oman, YemenWed, 17 Oct 2018 01:29:00 +0200.

At least three people have been killed and 33 injured by flash flooding in Yemen and neighbouring Oman caused by Tropical Storm Luban, the UN and local authorities have said. Mahra province in the far east of Yemen and the neighbouring Dhof
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Tropical storm kills 3 in Oman, YemenTue, 16 Oct 2018 21:37:00 +0200.

ADEN: At least three people have been killed and 33 injured by flash flooding in Yemen and neighboring Oman caused by Tropical Storm Luban, the UN and local authorities have said. Mahra province in the far east of Yemen and the neighboring
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Tropical storm lashes eastern Yemen, injures dozensTue, 16 Oct 2018 19:44:00 +0200.

SANNA, Yemen (AP) — A tropical storm has battered eastern Yemen, with three days of heavy rainfall and flooding injuring dozens of people, destroying property and killing livestock, Yemeni officials and the United Nations said Tuesday. The
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