Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for SOUDELOR-15
in China, Northern Mariana Islands

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone SOUDELOR-15 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000191
From - To 30 Jul - 08 Aug
Exposed countries China, Northern Mariana Islands
Exposed population 390 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 269 km/h Category 5
Maximum storm surge 1.8 m (08 Aug 15:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (China)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 83 km/h n.a. n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
GFS n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
ECMWF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 1056 | About casualties: 282 | Last hour: 0

Powerful storm hits Taiwan, millions without power, six deadWed, 12 Aug 2015 16:04:00 +0200.

(Updates with comment, detail) By Michael Gold and Yimou Lee. TAIPEI/YILAN, Taiwan, Aug 8 (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death
PM conveys sympathies to TaiwanWed, 12 Aug 2015 15:46:00 +0200.

The Typhoon battered the Taiwan over the weekend, leaving at least seven dead, several more missing, and over 400 injured. Four million households were without electricity as the storm made landfall on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Typhoon So
08/09 18:14 Twisted mailboxes may be spared by post office after gaini ... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:38:00 +0200.

Update: Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Two roadside mailboxes in downtown Taipei appeared destined for the scrap heap after being damaged during Typhoon Soudelor, but they may survive as tourist attractions after local residents took a liking to them
08/09 22:21 Wulai residents trapped after traffic cut, 100 unaccounted ... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:38:00 +0200.

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) People in Wulai District in New Taipei said Sunday there are still 100 people living in a mountainous part of the district who have not been heard from since Saturday when their village was hit by a severe landslide cau

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (45), (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),