Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for OWEN-18
in Australia

Event summary

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

Name: OWEN-18
From - To 02 Dec - 14 Dec
Exposed countries: Australia
Exposed population: 2 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed: 148 km/h, Category 1
Maximum storm surge: 0.4 m (02 Dec 13:00 UTC)
Vulnerability of affected countries: Low (Australia)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 24 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Australie: le puissant cyclone Owen menace les côtes
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:08:00 +0100.

Les Australiens du nord-est du pays se préparaient aujourd'hui à l'arrivée d'un violent cyclone tropical, Owen, les autorités mettant en garde contre les risques d'inondations soudaines et de vents destructeurs. Cette violente perturbation
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Cyclone Owen heads towards Queensland after Northern Territory escapes ...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:29:00 +0100.

The Northern Territory appears to have escaped serious damage after Cyclone Owen hovered near the coast for much of the past two days before moving offshore and east. While islands and coastal parts of the Northern Territory mainland were
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Wild weather causes flooding in Melbourne and chaos in Sydney
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:59:00 +0100.

A thunderstorm sweeping across Melbourne is causing widespread flash flooding prompting numerous calls for assistance. Sydneysiders are also dealing with traffic chaos as residents along the length of the New South Wales coast are being tol
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As Owen approaches, here's what you need to know about cyclones
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:59:00 +0100.

Owen is the first tropical cyclone for the Australian summer and he is starting the season with a bang. After forming, dying down, crossing from the Coral Sea onto Cape York, moving across to the Gulf of Carpentaria, picking up strength and
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Data, images, links, services and documents

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