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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for RUSTY-13
in Australiafrom 24 Feb 2013 12:00 UTC to 27 Feb 2013 12:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone RUSTY-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 9: (27 Feb 2013 16:09).

  • Tropical Cyclone Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 175 km/h)
  • from 24 Feb 2013 12:00 UTC to 27 Feb 2013 12:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 27 Feb 2013 15:09:15 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  1.2m in Condon, Australia. This height is estimated for 27 Feb 2013 09:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: sh1713 (jtwcId) SH172013 (noaaId)

Links and resources

Latest media headlines

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

Red Alert as Rusty batters WA coast
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:00:00 +0100   news_com_au (en)

TROPICAL Cyclone Rusty is now battering WA's Pilbara coast after being upgraded to a category four storm.

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Le cyclone Rusty en direction de Pilbara
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:03:00 +0100   radioaustralianews-fr (fr)

Des centaines de personnes de cette région d'Australie occidentale ont été obligés de se réfugierdans des abris

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Tropical cyclone Rusty struck Australia at about 06:00 GMT on 26 February.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:30:00 +0100   alertnet-rss (en)

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:01 GMT. Source: Content partner // Tropical Storm Risk. Tropical cyclone Rusty struck Australia at about 06:00 GMT on 26 February.Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Centersuggest that the point of landfall was near19.4 S,119.2 E.

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: BOM (2), EMM (1), JRC (117), (2), JTWC (3), NASA (1), NOAA (4), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),

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Further information and official advisories can be found at the Severe Weather Information Centre of the World Meteorological Organization, by clicking on the Tropical Cyclone symbols on the world map of the site.