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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for JELAWAT-12
in Japanfrom 20 Sep 2012 18:00 UTC to 21 Sep 2012 18:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone JELAWAT-12 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 42: (30 Sep 2012 22:17).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 259 km/h)
  • from 20 Sep 2012 18:00 UTC to 21 Sep 2012 18:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 30 Sep 2012 20:17:57 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Low

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  0.7m in Kin, Japan. This height is estimated for 29 Sep 2012 00:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: TC-2012-000171-JPN (glide) wp1812 (jtwcId) WP182012 (noaaId)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 170 | About casualties: 31 | Last hour: 0

Jelawat s’approche du Japon
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:03:00 +0200   cctv-fr (fr)

Un typhon Jelawat s’approche des îles principales de l’archipel du Japon, après avoir touché les préfectures d’Okinawa et de Kagoshima samedi. Il avance maintenant à 45 kilomètres à l’heure selon l’agence météorologique du Japon. De grands vents, de fortes précipitations et des inondations sont prévus pour les prochains jours.

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Typhoon "Jelawat" scudding out of Japan
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:42:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

TOKYO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A subdued tropical storm was speeding out of Japan on Monday after bringing gusty winds to Tokyo and injuring dozens of people, causing blackouts and paralyzing traffic to the south and west of the capital. The Japan Meteorological Agency had warned Tokyo residents to stay....

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Deux morts au Japon lors du passage du typhon Jelawat
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:52:00 +0200   lecourrier (fr)

Au moins deux personnes sont mortes au Japon lors du passage du typhon Jelawat, qui se déplaçait le 1 er octobre au-dessus du Pacifique, ont indiqué les médias locaux et l'agence nipponne de météorologie. Le typhon, accompagné de vents pouvant atteindre 126 km à l'heure, était le 1er octobre à 11h00....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (114), (2), JTWC (3), BOM (1), NASA (1), NOAA (4), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),

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