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Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MARIA-18
in China, Japanfrom 02 Jul 2018 18:00 UTC to 11 Jul 2018 00:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone MARIA-18 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 34: (11 Jul 2018 15:48).

  • Tropical Cyclone Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 259 km/h)
  • from 02 Jul 2018 18:00 UTC to 11 Jul 2018 00:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 6.881 million
  • inserted at 11 Jul 2018 00:50:56 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Medium

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  2.5m in Songcheng, China. This height is estimated for 11 Jul 2018 01:00:00.


China, Taiwan - Tropical Cyclone MARIA-18

(Created: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:11:00 +02:00)

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Known identifiers for this event: wp102018 (JTWCid) TC-2018-000110-CHN (glide)

Latest media headlines

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FEMA admits shortcomings in aftermath of Hurricane Maria, report says Source: WFTV

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 01:11:00 +0200wftv (en)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) admits failures occurred in its disaster response to Hurricane Maria, due in part to hurricanes Harvey and Irma hitting the U.S. mainland in the weeks before. In a new internal report, the agency blamed much of its shortcoming on understaffing during a record-breaking response.

FEMA Report Details Bungled Hurricane Maria Response

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:30:00 +0200huffingtonpost-us-en (en)

In news that will come as no surprise to Puerto Ricans , the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ) acknowledged Thursday it was ill-prepared to respond to the island in the aftermath of That’s one of many takeaways from FEMA’s 2017 Hurricane Season “ After-Action Report ,” a retrospective....

4 . OUR BAD FEMA: We Were Unprepared for Hurricane Maria The agency said it “could have better anticipated” the impact hurricanes Maria and Irma would have on Puerto Rico.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:22:00 +0200thedailybeast (en)

FEMA admitted in a report released Thursday that it wasn’t adequately prepared for the devastation Hurricane Maria would cause to Puerto Rico. The agency said it created a “deficit of commodities” by moving supplies from Puerto Rico to the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma.

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