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Spain - Floods update (ECHO 16 Sep 2019)
Pubdate: 9/16/2019 1:07:00 PM
  • Heavy rain and strong winds continue to affect south-east Spain since 11 September, triggering floods and resulting in additional casualties. The most affected provinces are Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Albacete, eastern Andalucía, and the Balearic Islands.
  • Media report 6 deaths, around 3,500 people evacuated, and approximately 700,000 students affected by the closure of schools. Several roads and railway lines were affected, two airports were closed (Murcia and Almeria) and there were flight disruptions in Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, and Alicante airports.
  • The European Commission's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated on 12 September and have been produced so far.
  • The weather is set to improve in the south-east provinces in the next 24 hours.

(9/16/2019 1:07:00 PM - 9/17/2019 9:30:00 AM)
The Bahamas -Tropical Cyclone DORIAN update (ECHO 16 Sep 2019)
Pubdate: 9/16/2019 1:07:00 PM
  • The death toll in the Bahamas following Tropical Cyclone DORIAN stands at 50, but the number is expected to rise.
  • According to UN OCHA, as of 15 September, more than 1,300 people are missing and 2,100 are in temporary shelters. The national authorities have established 13 shelters in New Providence, 6 in Grand Bahama and 1 in Abaco.
  • Following a request for assistance from The Bahamas to the on 4 September, two Dutch vessels and a team from Luxembourg are providing emergency relief, logistical and communications assistance, inlcuding repairing critical infrastructure. 
  • Two liasion officers from the and an ECHO humanitarian expert are coordinating with the national authorities in conducting assessments and assisting the teams working on the ground. 

(9/16/2019 1:07:00 PM - 9/17/2019 9:30:00 AM)
The Bahamas, USA, Bermuda - Tropical Cyclone HUMBERTO (ECHO 16 Sep 2019)
Pubdate: 9/16/2019 1:07:00 PM
  • Tropical Cyclone HUMBERTO passed approximately 100 km east of the north-western Bahamas - already devastated by the recent Hurricane DORIAN - on 14 September as a tropical storm. On 16 September at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 330 km east of Daytona Beach (Florida, USA), with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (Category 1 Hurricane).
  • HUMBERTO is forecast to continue north-east far off the Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas coast, with maximum sustained winds up to 155-160 km/h (Category 2 hurricane) before passing north off the Bermuda coast on 19-20 September as a Category 1 hurricane.
  • Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over the north-western Bahamas and from eastern Florida to the Carolinas over 16-18 September, as well as heavy rainfall in Bermuda from 18 September.

(9/16/2019 1:07:00 PM - 9/17/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Pubdate: 9/16/2019 5:44:00 AM
On Monday 16 Sept 2019 from 06:00 to 10:00 UTC the GDACS system will be under maintenance. There may be short down time. Apologies for any inconvenience.
(9/16/2019 5:45:00 AM - 9/16/2019 10:00:00 AM)
Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (ECHO 14 Sep 2019)
Pubdate: 9/14/2019 4:00:00 AM
  • Spain: Warnings for rainfall and flooding have been issued for the following regions: Valencian Community and Community of Castilla-La Mancha.

(9/14/2019 4:00:00 AM - 9/15/2019 9:30:00 AM)