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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for TWO-13
from 19 Feb 2013 00:00 UTC to 21 Feb 2013 06:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone TWO-13 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 10: (21 Feb 2013 10:57).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 46 km/h)
  • from 19 Feb 2013 00:00 UTC to 21 Feb 2013 06:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 21 Feb 2013 09:57:51 UTC

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.


Known identifiers for this event: wp0213 (jtwcId) WP022013 (noaaId)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 37 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Death toll from Philippine flooding rises to two; hundreds flee
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:49:00 +0100   xinhuanet_en (en)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Two people died, while hundreds were displaced by flooding that hit southern Philippines, local officials said Thursday. A security guard of a banana plantation drowned as he tried to rescue co-workers trapped in the flooded village of Sampao in Davao del....

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Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:53:00 +0100   npr (en)

In Charlotte, N.C., a secret bunker rests quietly below a radio station. Built in 1963, it was part of a federal network designed to provide emergency communications in case of a nuclear attack. With a new slew of potential threats to contend with, FEMA has revived the idea.

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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 (110), (2), JTWC (3), BOM (1), NASA (1), NOAA (4), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), INFORM (2),

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