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Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for COOK-17
in New Caledoniafrom 08 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC to 11 Apr 2017 12:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone COOK-17 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 8: (11 Apr 2017 17:03).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 157 km/h)
  • from 08 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC to 11 Apr 2017 12:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0.196 million
  • inserted at 11 Apr 2017 12:18:32 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Medium

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  0.4m in Meomo, New Caledonia. This height is estimated for 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00.


(Created: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:01:00 +02:00)

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Known identifiers for this event: SH162017 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 207 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Calls For Natural Disaster Declaration In New Caledonia Follow Cyclone Cook
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:48:00 +0200   pidp (en)

Storm claims one life, causes extensive damage to crops. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, April 14, 2017) – There has been a call for a state of natural disaster to be declared in the parts of New Caledonia worst hit by Cyclone Cook on Monday.

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Le cyclone Cook frappela Nouvelle-Zélande
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:48:00 +0200   lnc (fr)

Météo. Cook est arrivé sur l’île du Nord hier à 18 heures. Les autorités ont procédé à de nombreuses évacuations. La tempête pourrait être la pire depuis 1968. Vous avez atteint votre quota mensuel de visionnage gratuit de nos articles.

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Nouvelle-Zélande : dans l'attente de Cook
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:46:00 +0200   euronews-fr (fr)

La Nouvelle-Zélande se prépare à l’arrivée d’une tempête qui pourrait selon les prévisionnistes être la plus violente depuis près d’un demi-siècle. Cette dépression, issue du cyclone Cook qui a frappé la Nouvelle-Calédonie cette semaine, a déjà généré au large des vents dépassant les 170 km/h.

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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 (156), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), ECMWF (4), HWRF (1), GFS (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),

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