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.

GDACS ID TC 1000533
Name OWEN-18
From - To 02 Dec - 15 Dec
Exposed countries Australia
Exposed population Few people affected 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 Low (Australia)


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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 148 km/h 0.4 m n.a. 0.5
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 28 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

WATCH: Cyclone Owen flooding properties as it crosses QldSat, 15 Dec 2018 02:26:00 +0100.

"There's no structural damage, a little debris, we're all good and in one piece. "What I'm really happy about is the preparation. Everyone went into lockdown and took the threat seriously. "It's back to business as usual." At 5.45am, the Bu
Destructive winds to 130km/h as Cyclone Owen moves inlandSat, 15 Dec 2018 00:10:00 +0100.

Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop further about the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria coast and across Cape York Peninsula during the early hours of today as the cyclone crosses. These areas of h
Le cyclone Owen menace les côtes nord-australiennesFri, 14 Dec 2018 14:10:00 +0100.

Cette violente perturbation s'est renforcée au large de la côte nord du Queensland, dans les eaux chaudes du golfe de Carpentaria. Owen devrait passer en catégorie quatre-violent cyclone tropical avec des vents très destructeurs-lorsqu'il a
Les ouragansFri, 14 Dec 2018 13:20:00 +0100.

Le puissant cyclone Owen menace les côtes nord-australiennes. Vidéographie sur les ouragans.

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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),