Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for ITA-14
in Australia

Impact

Tropical Cyclone ITA-14 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed,exposed population and vulnerability.

Meteorological source GDACS
Exposed countries Australia
Exposed population 100 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 249 km/h
Maximum storm surge 1.8 m (11 Apr 14:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Australia)

GDACS Score

GDACS alert score for Tropical Cyclones is 0.5 (GREEN Alert), 1.5 (ORANGE Alert), 2.5 (RED Alert)
For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS Current 204 km/h 1.8 m n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 249 km/h 1.8 m n.a. 0.5

Maximum winds, storm surge, rainfall (Current: over the next 72 h, Overall: entire TC track)

Wind

204 km/h Current Max.

Up to 53000 people in Category 1 strength or higher (see SSHS)

Impact Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Max Winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm or higher
Population in
Cat 1. or higher
Countries
Green 1 04 Apr 2014 18:00 138 No people No people Australia, Papua New Guinea
Green 2 05 Apr 2014 06:00 148 No people No people
Green 3 05 Apr 2014 18:00 167 No people No people Papua New Guinea
Green 4 06 Apr 2014 06:00 167 No people No people Papua New Guinea
Green 5 06 Apr 2014 18:00 175 No people 20 thousand Australia
Green 6 07 Apr 2014 06:00 175 No people 8 thousand Australia
Green 7 07 Apr 2014 18:00 204 No people 50 thousand Australia

Bulletin Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Category Max winds
(km/h)
Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon) Countries
green
1 4/4/2014 6:00:00 PM Tropical storm 64 2400 people no people -11.3, 156.1 Papua New Guinea
green
2 4/5/2014 6:00:00 AM Tropical storm 84 no people no people -11.8, 155.7
green
3 4/5/2014 6:00:00 PM Tropical storm 84 13000 people no people -12.2, 154.9 Papua New Guinea
green
4 4/6/2014 6:00:00 AM Tropical storm 84 23000 people no people -12.1, 153.9 Papua New Guinea
green
5 4/6/2014 6:00:00 PM Tropical storm 84 24000 people no people -12.3, 153.5 Papua New Guinea
green
6 4/7/2014 6:00:00 AM Tropical storm 84 31000 people no people -12.1, 153.5 Papua New Guinea
green
7 4/7/2014 6:00:00 PM Tropical storm 111 33000 people no people -11.7, 153.2 Papua New Guinea
green
7 4/8/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 1 121 74000 people no people -11.6, 152.4 Papua New Guinea
green
7 4/8/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 1 138 75000 people no people -11.7, 151.3 Papua New Guinea
green
7 4/9/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 2 158 69000 people no people -11.9, 150 Papua New Guinea
green
7 4/9/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 2 175 2400 people no people -12.2, 148.3 Australia
green
7 4/10/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 3 204 200000 people 3700 people -13.5, 145.3 Australia
green
7 4/11/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 2 158 420000 people 50000 people -16.4, 144.5 Australia
green
7 4/12/2014 6:00:00 PM Tropical storm 111 no people no people -19, 146.2 Australia
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.
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Exposed population - AoIs

Exposed population in the potential affected countries, provinces and populated places

Provinces

Country Region Province Population
Australia Queensland 3.1 million people

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population
Atherton Queensland Australia City 6900 people
Tully Queensland Australia City -
Ingham Queensland Australia City 6000 people
Cooktown Queensland Australia City -

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Chillagoe LLG 338 Civ. Paved No 3000
Ingham IGH 15 Civ. Paved No 3000
Cooktown CTN 8 Civ. Paved Yes 5300
Lizard Island LZR 21
Bizant BZP unknown
Greenvale Miner Lake GVP unknown
Helenvale HLV unknown
Hope Vale HPE unknown
Laura Station LUT unknown

Ports

Name LOCODE Country
Cape Flattery AUCQP Coral Sea Islands
Cooktown AUCTN Coral Sea Islands

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Koombooloomba Tully 1961
Paluma Paluma Swamp Creek 1959

Rainfall

Rainfall accumulation of the past 24h, as detected by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission of NASA. For more information, see https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/main/index.html.

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StormSurge

1.8 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  1.8m in Cooktown, Australia. This height is estimated for 11 Apr 2014 14:00 UTC .

The JRC has developed an experimental global storm surge model. The calculations are published about 20 minutes after a new advisory is detected by GDACS. The calculations identify the populated places affected by storm surge up to three days in advance, using the forecasted track. When forecasts change, the associated storm surge changes too and alert levels may go up or down. All links, data, statistics and maps refer to the latest available calculation. If the calculation for the last advisory is not completed, the latest available calculation is shown.

Locations affected by Storm surge (168 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 20 of 14 Apr 2014 06:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

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