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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for ONE-13
from 27 Oct 2013 12:00 UTC to 28 Oct 2013 00:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone ONE-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 3: (28 Oct 2013 04:00).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 64 km/h)
  • from 27 Oct 2013 12:00 UTC to 28 Oct 2013 00:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 28 Oct 2013 03:00:14 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.


Latest media headlines

Articles: 152 | About casualties: 17 | Last hour: 0

Superstorm Sandy one year on: East Coast communities unite for vigils
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 01:54:00 +0100   dailymail (en)

Residents in New Jersey and New York marked the anniversary on Tuesday night with candlelight vigils attended by many hard-hit families, some of whom are still rebuilding after losing their homes and businesses.

People and organisations:

Hurricane Sandy one year on stories from Guardian readers
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:20:00 +0100   irishsun (en)

Residents in Union Beach, NJ look up at the word 'Hope' in lights during a ceremony marking Hurricane Sandy's one year anniversary. Photo: Justin Lane ...

People and organisations:

Full Episode: World News 10/29: Survivors of Hurricane Sandy One Year Later
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:28:00 +0100   ABCnews (en)

Also, NICU babies being carried to safety by doctors and nurses during Hurricane Sandy.

People and organisations:

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

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