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USA 2019 Severe Weather Special Report

This special USA situation report provides detailed state summaries for storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding for the past 90 days across the United States.

According to the National Weather Service, there were nearly 4,400 individual reports of severe weather reported in May alone. These included tornadoes, hail and straight-line winds, and was the highest recorded since May since 2011. Record-breaking rainfall in Oklahoma and Kansas resulted in historic flooding throughout the Arkansas River Basin, along with remnant flooding in the Missouri and Mississippi River. Record rainfall swamped the south-central U.S. over the past few weeks, leading to catastrophic flooding along the Arkansas River in both Oklahoma and Arkansas. In several locations, the river was at its highest level ever recorded, including Fort Smith, Ark. basins. source

India - Cyclone Fani May 2019

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk in advance of landfall of Cyclone Fani. This situation report number 1 contains helpful resource links and useful information based on early indications in social media. Ten thousand villages and 52 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) are likely to be affected by cyclonic storm Fan source. There are approximately 36 million in the path of Category 1 or higher conditions. Cyclone Fani was upgraded to a category 5 cyclone on 2 May and is expected to be the most severe cyclonic storm since the super cyclone of 1999 which killed 10,000 people. Source. Hurricane force winds and significant waves battered more than 600 miles of shoreline of Odisha and Bengal and West Bengal, India. More than a million people were shifted to safer areas as "extremely severe" cyclone Fani made landfall near Odisha's Puri on Friday morning. Energy infrastructure in Odisha has been completely destroyed and restoration will be a challenging task. The storm has now moved out of Odisha coast and heading to nearby states affecting weather of several countries in the Asian subcontinent. Source

Mozambique Typhoon Kenneth April 2019

Humanity Road activated on Thursday April 25, 2019 to monitor the impacts of cyclone Kenneth on Mozambique. This situation report number 1 provides early indications based on social media.

Kenneth made landfall on Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado on Thursday evening, with wind speeds equivalent to a category four hurricane. Communications with the affected areas were disrupted, obscuring the full extent of the damage. There is no previous record of hurricane-force systems ever hitting the region so far north before. source

Comoros Typhoon Kenneth April 2019

Humanity Road Situation Report 1 based on early indications in social medial. Homes and roads are damaged and destroyed, telephone poles and trees are down. Red Crescent volunteers are supporting the urgent needs of communities, providing first aid and assessing needs on the ground source

Mozambique Flooding March 2019

Humanity Road activated on Thursday March 14, 2019 with surge support from VOST Portugal (VOST Europe) on Friday to monitor the impacts of cyclone Idai on Mozambique. Situation report was published on March 19, 2019 when survivors were reportedly trapped on roofs and clinging to trees awaiting rescue, UN agencies said, across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, tens of thousands of people have lost their homes, while roads, bridges and crops have been washed away.

Indonesia Sunda Strait Tsunami

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk following a tsunami that struck the Bentan Province in Western Java, Indonesia on December 22, 2018. This situation report number 1 provides useful links and situational information based on early indications in social media.

India - Cyclone Gaja

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on Thursday November 15, 2018 in advance of landfall of Cyclone Gaja in India. This situation report number 1 provides helpful links and situational information based on early indications in social media.

Cyclone Gaja, which made landfall near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam in the wee hours of November 16, has claimed 45 lives across the state, according to a statement released by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Sunday.

Health minister C Vijayabhaskar, a native of Pudukottai said the district has not faced such a monstrous cyclone since 1960. “In the last half a century, we have not seen such a ferocious cyclonic storm,” he said and appealed to the people to assist the rescue operations. Situation Report

Super Typhoon Yutu - CNMI

CNMI Situation Report No. 1 Was published on October 25, 2018. Super Typhoon Yutu is the worst storm to hit this region since 1968. As it moves away from the Marianas region, extensive damage to critical infrastructure on Saipan and Tinian has left the Commonwealth devastated with many families displaced. Relief and recovery efforts are now well underway as the CNMI Government is taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety and security of all residents in the Marianas. a request has been made to the CNMI governor for help to restore their down power poles and lines.

Mexico - Hurricane Willa

Situation Report No. 1 Was published on October 24, 2018. Hurricane Willa made landfall as a category 3 hurricane packing winds of 120 mph.

Florida Bay County Michael Situation Report Oct 17 2018

This situation report No. 3 was published on Oct 17 at 10am Eastern. The focus area is for Bay County, Florida for resources being offered and urgent needs based on early indications in social media.

Georgia Hurricane Michael October 2018

Situation Report No. 1 was published on October 14, 2018 and contains county and community level updates on the most significantly impacted counties in Georgia. It does not represent all counties. It also includes the communications outage report by the FCC.

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in advance of landfall to amplify official guidance.

The storm made landfall on October 10 as a Category 4 hurricane near Mexico Beach, FL., just before 1 p.m. local time. By 4pm, the storm was 30 miles west of Bainbridge, Ga., and had been downgraded to a Category 3, with maximum winds of 125 m.p.h. The governors of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina have all declared emergencies for at least parts of their states, encompassing tens of millions of residents. source

Florida Hurricane Michael October 2018

Situation Report No. 1 is based on early indications in social media following landfall for Hurricane Michael on some of the counties of Florida in the United States. It also includes useful information links. It is based on initial reports from social media and public domain sources. Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in advance of landfall to amplify official guidance.

The storm made landfall on October 10 as a Category 4 hurricane near Mexico Beach, Fla., just before 1 p.m. local time. By 4 p.m., the storm was 30 miles west of Bainbridge, Ga., and had been downgraded to a Category 3, with maximum winds of 125 m.p.h. The governors of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina have all declared emergencies for at least parts of their states, encompassing tens of millions of residents. source

Hurricane Florence 2018

Activity Summary Oct 2

Humanity Road activated its Hurricane Florence response on September 10 at 6:12 pm and remained on active response for 25 days supporting those impacted by Hurricane Florence. We produced a vulnerable resources report for Southeastern Virginia, a Strategic Heat Map for Search and Rescue, Two situation reports for North Carolina and a physical deployment to Lumberton, NC in support of the boat relief teams.

Online Reports can be viewed Here

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Highlights 2018 Responses

Hawaii Hurricane Lane 2018

On August 22, 2018 Humanity Road activated its disaster desk to assist officials by amplifying official guidance in social media. On August 23, Humanity Road produced Situation Report No. 1 containing useful links to government and non-government resources.

On August 24, Humanity Road issued Situation Report No. 2 providing updates on status of power, gas, communications, airports, Embassy information, shelter, health and hospitals, and animals.

See Situation Report

Kerala India Flooding 2018

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on August 16 after severe flash flooding and landslides impacted the state of Kerala in India. This report provides early indications based on social media. See Situation Report

7.0 Earthquake Indonesia - Lombok

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on August 5, 2018 after a M7.0 earthquake hit Lombok Island near Bali. This island was also hit by a large earthquake on July 29, 2018 which damaged an estimated 1,000 houses. There are reports that North Lombok and the 3 Gili Islands have suffered the most damage. Landslides and downed trees are cutting off North Lombok, and there are initial reports of medical needs there. There are initial reports of a lot of damage in the Gili Islands, and electricity is out. Basarnas, National Agency Search and Rescue teams are on their way to evacuate residents and tourist from Gili. See situation report

Northern California Wildfires

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk to assist officials by amplifying official guidance in social media and produced a situation report on July 28, 2018 providing links to official websites, phone numbers and social media accounts to follow for disaster resource information for people and animals impacted by wildfires in Shasta, Mendocino and Mariposa counties which have had state disaster declarations. Situation Report

See highlights of our 2017 responses

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