Update #2 Super Typhoon Usagi

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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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