Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for SANDY-12
in Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, United States

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone SANDY-12 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

Name SANDY-12
From - To 22 Oct - 30 Oct
Exposed countries Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, United States
Exposed population 19.9 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 167 km/h Category 2
Maximum storm surge 4.5 m (29 Oct 23:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Cuba)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
JRC 121 km/h 4.5 m 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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Meteo assessment
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

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