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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for EIGHT-17
in Niue, Tongafrom 22 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC to 18:00
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

Tropical Cyclone EIGHT-17 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 3: (22 Feb 2017 20:33).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 74 km/h)
  • from 22 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC to 18:00
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 22 Feb 2017 18:18:17 UTC
  • Vulnerability: High

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 tropical cyclone did not reach sufficient strength to cause significant storm surge.

References

Known identifiers for this event: SH082017 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 88 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

He survived eight days in the Haitian rubble. But what happened to Monley?
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:40:00 +0100   haitian-truth (en)

And yet, nearly eight days after the earth shook, a young boy emerged, gasping from the rubble. Lungs filled with dust and exhausted, five-year-old Monley Elysee was alive against all odds. Both his parents had perished in the quake, his mother lay dead meters away, but Elysee had survived, huddled....

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (135), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (3), HWRF (1), INFORM (2),

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