SUPER TYPHOON USAGI:
FORECAST
SUPER TYPHOON USAGI
Headed Towards The Philippines,
Taiwan, and China
September 20, 2013
The most powerful typhoon of the
2013 season approached the
northern Philippines and southern
Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 20) ...
SUPER TYPHOON USAGI
NEAR THE PHILIPPINES
SUPER TYPHOON USAGI:
FORECAST
POTENTIAL DISASTER
AGENTS OF USAGI
• Usagi has a diameter of 1,100 kilometers
(660 miles), with outer rain bands
extending...
WIND AND WATER PENETRATE
BUILDING ENVELOPE
SEVERE
WINDSTORMS
SEVERE
WINDSTORMS
UPLIFT OF ROOF SYSTEM
FLYING DEBRIS PENETRA...
ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: THE
PHILIPPINES
• In the Philippines, the Batanes Islands
are under the highest storm alert
• Govern...
ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: TAIWAN
• In Taiwan, hundreds of people are
being evacuated from flood-prone
areas near cities and in...
ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: CHINA
• The Guangdong-Hong Kong coastline
of China is preparing for Usagi’s
arrival on Sunday as a w...
In Hong Kong, a city rarely hit by
typhoons, officials warned that the
storm posed a “severe threat,”
urging residents to ...
The provinces of Guangdong,
Zhejiang and Fujian are expected
to be at high risk as Usagi gradually
moves northwestward.
BENEFIT/COST OF BECOMING
TYPHOON DISASTER RESILIENT
PREPAREDNESS,
PROTECTION, EARLY
WARNING, EM.
RESPONSE, AND
RECOVERY
BU...
September 20-21
Impacts in The
Philippines
AT LEAST 475 DEAD; MANY
HOMELESS
MANILA: SIGNS OF
USAGI’S APPROACH
USAGI: WIND AND WATER
DAMAGE
USAGI: MUDSLIDES
USAGI: WIND DAMAGE
USAGI: WIND DAMAGE
USAGI: LAST MINUTE
EVACUATIONS
USAGI: FLOODING
USAGI: A RESCUE
September 22
Impacts in Tiawan
At least 2 dead
TAIWAN: STORM SURGE
• Adding to the concern for loss of
lives and property, a devastating
storm surge of 3 to 5 m (10 to 1...
HIGH TIDES
USAGI: AS A RAINMAKER
• In Taiwan, the storm system dumped
more than 20 cm (8 inches) of rain
along the eastern and southe...
TAIWAN: POWER
OUTAGES
• More than 88,000 households
were without electricity as of 5
p.m. yesterday, state-run Taiwan
Powe...
Impacts in China
(Usagi has weakened to the
equivalent of a CAT 2 hurricane)
Usagi will probably make landfall on
the cent...
USAGI: NOW THE EQUIVALET
OF A CAT 2 HURRICANE
Usagi will probably make landfall on
the central-eastern coast of China’s
Gu...
USAGI: DANGER
APPROACHING
CREDIT
• Visitors take pictures of increasing
waves under the influence of
Typhoon Usagi in Hangzhou,
Zhejiang province, S...
EVACUATIONS AND
PRECAUTIONS
• More than 80,000 people were
moved to safer ground in Fujian
province,
• Authorities in Guan...
HONG KONG: AIRLINE
TRAVEL DISRUPTED
• Eighty flights cancelled.
• Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (293),
Hong Kong’s largest a...
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Update No. 2. Continued heavy rainfall in the wake of Super-Typhoon Usagi in Taiwan, Philippines, Hong Kong and coastal China. Thousands being evacuated

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Update #2 Super Typhoon Usagi

  1. 1. SUPER TYPHOON USAGI: FORECAST
  2. 2. SUPER TYPHOON USAGI Headed Towards The Philippines, Taiwan, and China September 20, 2013
  3. 3. The most powerful typhoon of the 2013 season approached the northern Philippines and southern Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 20) with wind reaching 300 kph (184 mph) and torrential rain TSUNAMI ROUND TABLE
  4. 4. SUPER TYPHOON USAGI NEAR THE PHILIPPINES
  5. 5. SUPER TYPHOON USAGI: FORECAST
  6. 6. POTENTIAL DISASTER AGENTS OF USAGI • Usagi has a diameter of 1,100 kilometers (660 miles), with outer rain bands extending across the main northern Philippine island of Luzon and southern Taiwan. • Forecasters predict 24-hour rainfall accumulation of 500 millimeters (nearly 20 inches) near its center.
  7. 7. WIND AND WATER PENETRATE BUILDING ENVELOPE SEVERE WINDSTORMS SEVERE WINDSTORMS UPLIFT OF ROOF SYSTEM FLYING DEBRIS PENETRATES WINDOWS STORM SURGE AND HEAVY PRECIPITATION IRREGULARITIES IN ELEVATION AND PLAN POOR WORKMANSHIP IGNORING NON-STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS CAUSES OF RISK CAUSES OF RISK CASE HISTORIESCASE HISTORIES
  8. 8. ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: THE PHILIPPINES • In the Philippines, the Batanes Islands are under the highest storm alert • Government officials warned of flash floods, landslides and storm surge in 15 northern provinces.
  9. 9. ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: TAIWAN • In Taiwan, hundreds of people are being evacuated from flood-prone areas near cities and in remote mountainous regions
  10. 10. ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: CHINA • The Guangdong-Hong Kong coastline of China is preparing for Usagi’s arrival on Sunday as a weakened storm with maximum sustained winds of 158 kph (98 mp).
  11. 11. In Hong Kong, a city rarely hit by typhoons, officials warned that the storm posed a “severe threat,” urging residents to be ready for strong winds and possible flooding
  12. 12. The provinces of Guangdong, Zhejiang and Fujian are expected to be at high risk as Usagi gradually moves northwestward.
  13. 13. BENEFIT/COST OF BECOMING TYPHOON DISASTER RESILIENT PREPAREDNESS, PROTECTION, EARLY WARNING, EM. RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY BUILDS RESILIENCE 1 < BENEFIT/COST < 1,000
  14. 14. September 20-21
  15. 15. Impacts in The Philippines AT LEAST 475 DEAD; MANY HOMELESS
  16. 16. MANILA: SIGNS OF USAGI’S APPROACH
  17. 17. USAGI: WIND AND WATER DAMAGE
  18. 18. USAGI: MUDSLIDES
  19. 19. USAGI: WIND DAMAGE
  20. 20. USAGI: WIND DAMAGE
  21. 21. USAGI: LAST MINUTE EVACUATIONS
  22. 22. USAGI: FLOODING
  23. 23. USAGI: A RESCUE
  24. 24. September 22
  25. 25. Impacts in Tiawan At least 2 dead
  26. 26. TAIWAN: STORM SURGE • Adding to the concern for loss of lives and property, a devastating storm surge of 3 to 5 m (10 to 18 feet) occurred along the southeastern coast simul- taneously with heavy rain
  27. 27. HIGH TIDES
  28. 28. USAGI: AS A RAINMAKER • In Taiwan, the storm system dumped more than 20 cm (8 inches) of rain along the eastern and southern coasts in a 13-hour period, causing officials to warn that a total rainfall of 100 cm (40) inches could happen before the storm leaves the region on Sunday.
  29. 29. TAIWAN: POWER OUTAGES • More than 88,000 households were without electricity as of 5 p.m. yesterday, state-run Taiwan Power reported.
  30. 30. Impacts in China (Usagi has weakened to the equivalent of a CAT 2 hurricane) Usagi will probably make landfall on the central-eastern coast of China’s Guangdong province sometime this afternoon to tomorrow morning
  31. 31. USAGI: NOW THE EQUIVALET OF A CAT 2 HURRICANE Usagi will probably make landfall on the central-eastern coast of China’s Guangdong province sometime this afternoon to tomorrow morning
  32. 32. USAGI: DANGER APPROACHING
  33. 33. CREDIT • Visitors take pictures of increasing waves under the influence of Typhoon Usagi in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, September 22, 2013. • Credit: Reuters/Chance Chan
  34. 34. EVACUATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS • More than 80,000 people were moved to safer ground in Fujian province, • Authorities in Guangdong have asked more than 44,000 fishing boats to return to port.
  35. 35. HONG KONG: AIRLINE TRAVEL DISRUPTED • Eighty flights cancelled. • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (293), Hong Kong’s largest airline, and its unit Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd. stopped Hong Kong operations through Sept. 23rd.
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