red alert for cyclone BOPHA-12 in Philippines, Palau: 12.8million people in Cat1(120km/h)

By Newsroom America Feeds at 2 Dec 2012

GDACS Tropical Cyclone Impact Report Red alert for Tropical Cyclone BOPHA-12

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Legend: areas affected by winds of 39mph (green), 58mph (orange) and 74mph (red); shaded area is uncertainty cone of forecasted cyclone path.
Legend: areas affected by winds of 39mph (green), 58mph (orange) and 74mph (red); blue area is heavy rainfall >100mm/6hr (source: eTRaP)
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Legend: areas affected by storm surge <1m (red), >1m (yellow) (source: JRC)
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Legend: areas affected by potential rainfall accumulation > 50mm/24hr (NASA TRMM real-time rainfall product). Rainfall > 90mm/24h are in red (source: NASA TRMM) Alert level

The alert level for the forecasted track (next 72h) is red.

The overall alert level is red for Philippines

This tropical cyclone can have a high humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and forecasted path.

Please see methodology for more explanations on thresholds.

In particular Philippines are affected by high winds up to 222km/h (61 m/s or 137mph).

Current storm status

Analysis based on advisory number 27 for BOPHA-12, published on 12/2/2012 06:00 UTC

The storm is: active Current country: Palau Current position: 136, 6.29 Alert level at current position: red Basin: NWPacific Current strength: Cyclone with Saffir Simpson category 4 Current maximum sustained wind speed: 69 m/s, 134 kt

GDACS report created on 12/2/2012 9:52:50 AM.

For a more complete report including information on storm surge and extreme rainfall, please go to


While we try everything to ensure accuracy, this information is purely indicative and should not be used for any decision making without alternate sources of information. The JRC is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information presented on this website.

Information related to the track has been collected from official bulletins distributed by regional tropical cyclones monitoring authorities by the Pacific Disaster Center. The impact analysis is performed by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.

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