Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for HAROLD-23
in United States, Mexico

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone HAROLD-23 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000997
Name HAROLD-23
From - To 21 Aug - 23 Aug
Exposed countries United States, Mexico
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 83 km/h Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.8 m (22 Aug 19:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Mexico)

GDACS Score

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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS NOAA 37 km/h 0.8 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 101 km/h 0.9 m 637 mm 0.5
GFS 79 km/h 0.8 m 339 mm 0.5
ECMWF 65 km/h 0.8 m 281 mm 0.5
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (40), (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),