Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for PILAR-23

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1001031
Name PILAR-23
From - To 28 Oct - 06 Nov
Exposed countries Off-shore
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 93 km/h Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge
Vulnerability --


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS NOAA 56 km/h 0 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 101 km/h 0.4 m 808 mm 0.5
GFS 94 km/h n.a. 611 mm 0.5
ECMWF 79 km/h 0.4 m 743 mm 0.5
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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El Salvador - Tropical Storm PILAR (ECHO 02 Nov 2023)Thu, 02 Nov 2023 10:17

  • Since 30 October, tropical storm PILAR brought heavy rainfall and strong winds across the western regions of El Salvador, resulting in casualties and damage.
  • According to media, at least three people died while more than 500 others were evacuated. The Government of El Salvador has declared a nationwide red alert and a 15-days national state of emergency.
  • As of 2 November at 3:00 UTC, PILAR is located over the Pacific Ocean almost 400 km west of the coast of El Salvador and it will continue westwards over the Sea.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate rain is expected across most parts of the country.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 80 | About casualties: 16 | Last hour: 0

Showers, Thunderstorms To Unleash As Tropical Rainstorm Over Central A ... 2023-11-05T07:27+0100.

warned that the heavy rains would result in the potential for dangerous mudslides and flash floods. The system began as a tropical wave that traveled westward from the coast of Africa a couple of weeks ago. Later on, it began to flare up as
Tropical Storm Pilar moves away from Central America2023-11-03T03:27+0100.

Pilar is moving deeper into the Pacific Ocean, according to the latest advisory by the National Hurricane Center. Nov. 2, 2023.
Tropical Storm Pilar Brings Heavy Rains to Central America2023-11-02T22:22+0100.

Tropical storm Pilar scraped past Central America Tuesday, causing heavy rains along the Pacific coast but growing less likely to make landfall. With maximum sustained winds of 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, Pilar was slowly moving towa
Natural Hazards Monitoring - 2 November 20232023-11-02T15:25+0100.

Severe weather. El Salvador. On 1 November 2023, the El Salvador Civil Defense reported on the effects of the passage of tropical storm Pilar in the country. There were 15 shelters that have been opened servicing 483 people and three deaths

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), INFORM (1), (1),