Destructive Typhoon Nari impacts Vietnam

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    8 minutes ago WARNING

  • High Wind - E of Montreal, Québec, Canada

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    19 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    19 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 126 km E of Nago, Japan

    26 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Reykjanes Ridge

    26 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    32 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southwestern, United States

    44 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    45 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    55 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Aegean Sea

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands region

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - NE of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - N of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 47 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - south of the Kermadec Islands

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Quebec, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - NE of Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Geraldton, Ontario, Canada

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Remanso, Bahia, Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 106 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Brazil

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Trinidad and Tobago

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hanjiang Xixi Basin, Philippines

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kuantan Basin, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, S of Cuyuni River, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hari Basin, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Medan, Aceh and Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, SE of Irrawaddy River, India and Myanmar

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Aral Sea Basin, Southern Asia and Central Asia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Western Asia, Southern Asia and Caspian Sea

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Quelimane, Nampula and Zambezia, Mozambique

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Changuinola Basin, Costa Rica and Panama

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of San Juan de Nicaragua, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Puelo Basin, Puelo and Manso Rivers, Argentina and Chile

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Eastern Asia and Southern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Italy

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 274 km SSW of Lajes das Flores, Portugal

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - NW of Kerema, Gulf, Papua New Guinea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tillaberi, Tillabéry, Niger

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Eyl, Nugaal, Somalia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze and Xiang Jiang Rivers, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Edirne, Edirne, Turkey

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Korla, Xinjiang Uygur, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Merapi, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    6 days ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

October 17, 2013

After battering the northern Philippines over the weekend, which left at least 13 people dead and more than 2 million without power, according to the Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Typhoon Nari made landfall over central Vietnam early Tuesday, October 15, local time.

Anticipating the storm’s arrival, Vietnam’s disaster authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people to makeshift shelters in public buildings away from vulnerable coastal areas. Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that heavy rains and powerful winds knocked down trees, damaged hundreds of houses, and claimed several lives. According to the final warning issued by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Nari was forecast to progress westwards towards Laos and Thailand as it weakened over land.

As Typhoon Nari progressed towards Vietnam, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) activated on October 11 and provided the Government of Vietnam with decision support and situational awareness products depicting estimated impacts from tropical cyclonic wind, rainfall and still water storm surge. These were incorporated within VinAWARE, the Government of Vietnam’s customized version of DisasterAWARE. Information products were also provided directly to Vietnam’s Disaster Management Center (DMC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) AHA Center, as well as to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Emergency Action team to inform the U.S. Government response.

Communities in central Vietnam are still coping with the destruction caused by Typhoon Wutip late last month. Nari is the eleventh tropical cyclone to hit Vietnam this year.

For more information on Typhoon Nari:
• Read an article by the Agence France-Presse
• Visit the Thomson Reuters Foundation site for more reports, and
• Read an article about Typhoon Wutip.

Learn more about VinAWARE:
• Read an article about the second phase development,
• The launch of the USAID-supported FEW2 Project,
• Special training in the use of PDC’s DisasterAWARE was conducted in Vietnam, and
• News of PDC commitment to DM in Vietnam.

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