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Overall Orange Tropical Cyclone alert for FITOW-13 in China, Japan from 30 Sep 2013 18:00 UTC to 06 Oct 2013 18:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


The map shows the accumulated precipitation along the cyclone's track. Yellow area is > 100mm; Red area is > 300mm; Blue area is > 500mm. The accumulated rainfall is calculated based on the Tropical Rainfall Potential of NOAA/NESDIS. The eTRaP is a simple ensemble whose members are the 6-hourly totals from the single-orbit TRaPs, which are rainfall estimates from passive microwave remote sensing. Rain map with eTraP data. (Source: JRC) Storm surge maximum height. (Source: JRC)

Tropical Cyclone FITOW-13 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 27.

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 167 km/h)
  • from 30 Sep 2013 18:00 UTC to 06 Oct 2013 18:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 10.1million
  • inserted at 06 Oct 2013 21:03:21 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  1.9m in Gexiang, China. This height is estimated for 06 Oct 2013 19:00:00.


Latest media headlines

Articles: 487 | About casualties: 57 | Last hour: 0

China: Typhoon Fitow leaves 10 dead in E China city
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:07:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Source: Xinhua Country: China WENZHOU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Ten people have been [[killed]] and five others have been left missing in Wenzhou city since Typhoon Fitow brought rainstorms to east China's Zhejiang Province, local authorities announced on Wednesday.

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Typhoon Fitow brings heavy downpours to E.China
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:30:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Torrential rains brought by typhoon Fitow have been lashing the city of Yuyao in east China's Zhejiang Province, inundating roads, houses and causing breaches at river dikes. 70 percent of the downtown area has been submerged. By Tuesday, Fitow had affected some 800,000 people in Yuyao.

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Typhoon Fitow wreaks havoc in E China province
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 03:51:00 +0200   peopledaily (en)

Ten people were [[killed]] and five others remain missing in Wenzhou City after Typhoon Fitow brought heavy rains to east China's Zhejiang province, local authorities announced on Wednesday. Among the dead, eight died of electric shocks, including a family of three, according to a statement from the government of Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province.

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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 (108), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), SWCB (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1),

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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.