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Tunisia - Flash floods (ECHO 15 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/15/2019 11:08:00 AM
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge continue to affect north-west Tunisia (close to the  Algerian border) triggering flash floods that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • Media report 1 death on 12 November in Fernana Town (Jendouba Governorate). Several classes were suspended across a number of northern governorates.
  • Over the next 72 hours, moderate rain is forecast over north-west areas of the country.

(11/15/2019 11:08:00 AM - 11/16/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Philippines - Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI update (ECHO 15 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/15/2019 11:08:00 AM
  • Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI ( RAMON in the Philippines) continued north-west over the Philippine Sea toward north-eastern Luzon. On 15 November at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 335 km south-east of Cagayan Province (Cagayan Valley Region), with maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h (tropical depression).
  • KALMAEGI is forecast to continue north-west over the sea before making landfall over the coast Cagayan Province on 17 November, with maximum sustained winds of 90-95 km/h.
  • Moderate to locally heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over north-east Luzon on 15-16 November. A tropical storm warning is in effect over the area.

(11/15/2019 11:08:00 AM - 11/16/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Indonesia - Earthquake (ECHO 15 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/15/2019 11:08:00 AM
  • A 7.1 M earthquake at a depth of 33 km struck between Sulawesi and Halmahera (Maluku Islands) on 14 November at 16.17 UTC (15 November at 01.17 local time). The epicentre was 137 km east of Bitung (North Sulawesi Province) and up to 391,000 people were exposed to moderate shaking. 
  • As of this morning, 74 aftershocks up to 6.0 M had been registered. Tsunami alerts were issued by the regional tsunami service  for North Maluku and North Sulawesi provinces but were lifted after a few hours. Small tsunamis up to 11 cm were recorded in Bitung (Sulawesi Island), Meloguane Town (Karakelong Island), Ternate and Jailolo. 
  • Media report 2 injured and 6 houses and 2 religious buildings lightly damaged across Ternate. Some patients at Manado City hospital (North Sulawesi Province, Sulawesi Island) were evacuated from their rooms.
  • The joint team of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) is working on a rapid damage assessment as communities begin to return to their homes and their daily routines. 

(11/15/2019 11:08:00 AM - 11/16/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (European Flood Awareness System - EFAS (ECHO 15 Nov 2019)
Pubdate: 11/15/2019 2:00:00 AM
  • Hungary: threshold level 2/3 on Sajó 
  • Italy: warning level 2/3 for Liguria and Trentino Alto Adige regions 
  • Slovakia: threshold level 2/3 on Hnilec river 
  • Slovenia: threshold level 1/1 on Ljubjanica and Rizana rivers
  • United Kingdom: 138 warning level 2/3 for the the several rivers in England and 2 warnings level 2/3 in Wales.

(11/15/2019 2:00:00 AM - 11/16/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Pubdate: 11/14/2019 5:24:25 PM
UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
(11/14/2019 5:24:25 PM - 11/18/2019 5:24:25 PM)