Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MARIA-18
in China, Japan

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone MARIA-18 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000466
Name MARIA-18
Glide number: TC-2018-000110-CHN
From - To 02 Jul - 11 Jul
Exposed countries China, Japan
Exposed population 25.4 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 250 km/h Category 4
Maximum storm surge 2.5 m (11 Jul 01:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (China)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 176 km/h 2.5 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 77 km/h 0.5 m n.a. 0.5
GFS 174 km/h 2.8 m n.a. 1.5
ECMWF 156 km/h 2.7 m n.a. 1.5
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

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Fires, floods, hurricanes: Disaster experts weigh ‘new normal&rs ... Sat, 14 Jul 2018 20:54:00 +0200.

BROOMFIELD, Colorado — On the heels of the costliest year for U.S. disasters, one question stood out at a gathering here this week of researchers, rescuers and emergency managers. Is this the new normal? A second query quickly followed. Wha
MIL-OSI USA: 2017 Hurricane After-Action Report: The Full StorySat, 14 Jul 2018 19:56:00 +0200.

Source: US Federal Emergency Management Agency. WASHINGTON – The objective of the After-Action Report is to identify the challenges FEMA faced as a result of three catastrophic hurricanes and California’s wildfires and makes transformationa
14 juillet 2018: revivez le défilé militaire sur les Champs-ÉlyséesSat, 14 Jul 2018 13:03:00 +0200.

14 JUILLET - Retour à la normale. Un an après une fête nationale scrutée aux quatre coins du monde du fait de la participation de Donald Trump , la France revient en 2018 à une parade militaire plus classique. Après la descente des à 10h, E
Supplies removed right before stormSat, 14 Jul 2018 12:34:00 +0200.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s warehouse on Puerto Rico was full of supplies for an event just like Hurricane Maria: a quarter-million meals, 190,000 gallons of water, 4,422 cots and 13,272 tarps. But a new report says FEMA offic

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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Impact report TC MARIA

09/Jul/2018 14:00 UTC

Extensive flood occurred on 23 July, downstream one of the dams of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Project, under-construction in southern Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR); the flood was due to the partial failure of the dam as a result of the recent heavy rains that affected the area over the last week. The event caused flash flooding in many villages of Sanamxay district (Attapeu Province), casualties and damage: Mai, HinLath, ThaSengchan, Thahintai, Sanong, Thae, Phonsa-ath and Nongkhae; Hinlath and Mai were the most affected ones.

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (38), (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),