Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for GITA-18
in Tonga

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone GITA-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 22: (14 Feb 2018 08:52).

Name: GITA-18
From: 09 Feb 2018 00 UTC
To: 19 Feb 2018 18 UTC
Countries: Tonga
Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h)
wind speeds or higher is:
80 thousand
Maximum windspeed: 231 Km/h
Vulnerability of affected countires: Medium
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For this event there is a Copernicus activations at: [EMSR269] Tropical Cyclone GITA in Tonga

Latest media headlines

Articles: 203 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Nouvelle-Zélande: près d'un millier de touristes bloqués par un cycloneWed, 21 Feb 2018 17:34:00 +0100. Ces dernières envisagent d'avoir recours à des traversiers pour transporter les vacanciers bloqués sur cette baie, située sur l'Ile du Sud de la Nouvelle-Zélande. D'importants glissements de terrain ont entraîné la fermeture de sa principale voie rap...
09:57 METEO Près d'un millier de touristes bloqués par un cyclone en Nouvelle-Zélande Le cyclone s’éloigne désormais des côtes…Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:49:00 +0100. Nouvelle-Zélande: Près d'un millier de touristes bloqués par un cyclone. METEO Le cyclone s’éloigne désormais des côtes… Image d'illustration d'un cyclone. — VALERIE KOCH/SIPA. Ca souffle chez les Kiwis. Près d’un millier de touristes étaient en eff...
Un millier de touristes bloqués par un cyclone en Nouvelle-ZélandeWed, 21 Feb 2018 10:21:00 +0100. Près d’un millier de touristes étaient bloqués mercredi dans la région de Golden Bay en Nouvelle-Zélande par la queue du cyclone Gita qui a déjà durement frappé le Pacifique sud, ont indiqué les autorités. Ces dernières envisagent d’avoir recours à d...
Fiji: Fiji to adopt new DRR policyWed, 21 Feb 2018 10:17:00 +0100. By Andy McElroy. SUVA, 20 February 2018 – The enduring wisdom of the Japanese geophysicist Torahiko Terada – a pioneer of earthquake studies almost a century ago – is inspiring a Pacific nation’s effort to strengthen its disaster risk governance. Mr ...

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (61), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),