Typhoon Wutip strikes South China Seas and Central Vietnam

  • Winter Storm - Southwestern, United States

    7 minutes ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Port Burwell, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    15 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    16 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Canada

    20 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - China

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Xinjiang Uygur, China

    57 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Luanda, Angola

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Luanda, Angola

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - Bouvet Island region

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - E of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Munising, MI Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Kitchener, Western Australia, Australia

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Severe Weather - Montreal, Québec, Canada

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • High Wind - Cap-Chat, Québec, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Port Burwell, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 65 km SSE of Gorontalo, Indonesia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

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

    10 hours ago WARNING

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

    10 hours ago WARNING

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

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, China, India and Myanmar

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yalu River Basin, China, South Korea and North Korea

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, North China

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Golmud, Qinghai, China

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Don Basin, NE of Don River, Russia and Ukraine

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Guyana

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - North Island of New Zealand

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Snow Squall - NW of Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - south of Panama

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Brazil

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 220 km SW of Bengkulu, Indonesia

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, W of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Turkmenbasy, Balkan, Turkmenistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Usumacinta Basin, Usumacinta and Grijalva Rivers, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Pampas Argentina

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Pedro Luro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salvador, Northeast Brazil

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    21 hours ago WARNING

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

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, SW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, South America

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hari Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kapuas Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, NE of Vam Co River, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Aurangabad, Bihar, India

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, Penner and Damodar Rivers, India and Bangladesh

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Aqtöbe and Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chamdo, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, South-eastern Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, NE of Yangtze River, China

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

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

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Eastern Asia and Southern Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, SW of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Behbehan, Khuzestan, Iran

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Turkana Basin, Kenya

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - SE of Baraka Basin, Eritrea and Sudan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Ishikawa, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Durant, MS Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 49 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Kontagora, Niger, Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Fonte Boa, Amazonas, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Viet Tri, Phú Thọ, Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volga Basin, Russia and Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Pallasovka, Volgograd, Russia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yellow River Basin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Danube Basin, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tillaberi, Tillabéry, Niger

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, SE of Senegal River, Mauritania and Senegal

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Dem Rep of the Congo and Zambia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Farafangana, Fianarantsoa and Toamasina, Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Panama

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

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

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Cholera - Haiti

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

October 3, 2013

Typhoon Wutip, the South China Sea’s tenth tropical storm this year, made landfall over central Vietnam on Monday, September 30. Even as the typhoon approached central Vietnam, area residents were lashed with rough seas, heavy rainfall, and strong winds. Vietnam’s national Disaster Management Center (DMC) and the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control (CCFSC) reported widespread destruction. According to China’s Xinhua News Agency, a total of 74 people have been confirmed missing after three fishing boats sank in the South China Sea on Sunday, September 29, and as of Monday, 14 survivors have been rescued. News reports indicate that Vietnamese fishing boats have also been lost at sea, but details are not yet clear.

As Typhoon Wutip developed and progressed towards Vietnam, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) produced and provided the Government of Vietnam with decision support and situational awareness products in the form of maps 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, and used by Vietnam’s Disaster Management Center (DMC) which supports CCFSC, as well as to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to inform the U.S. Government response to this disaster.

Wutip formed as a tropical depression in the South China Sea on September 26 and steadily intensified into a typhoon as it moved west into warmer waters. As Wutip progressed inland, it began to rapidly dissipate, but still packed sustained winds of 80 knots (92 mph), with gusts to near 100 knots (115mph). While it was downgraded to a tropical depression after making landfall, it is expected to worsen flooding in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia caused by seasonal monsoon rains.

The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC), with support from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) requested a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund allocation to support the national society in conducting emergency needs assessments in the aftermath of Typhoon Wutip.

For more information on Typhoon Wutip:
• Visit Xinhua news agency,
• Read an overview in Relief Web, and
• Find out how the Red Cross is providing assistance.

Learn more about the FEW Project with these resources:
• A description of the first use of the VinAWARE decision support system,
• Special training in the use of PDC’s DisasterAWARE was conducted in Vietnam
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• News of PDC commitment to DM in Vietnam,
• A stakeholder meeting for FEW2 Project,

• The launch of the USAID-supported FEW2 Project,
• Visitors came to PDC as part of the Flood Early Warning Phase One project,
• The first Flood Early Warning Project launched in 2009,
• Read more about Vietnam’s MARD Disaster Management Center, and
• An article about the DMC Director’s visit to PDC.

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