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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)
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: orange for China
This tropical cyclone can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and forecasted path.
In particular China are affected by high winds up to 167km/h (46 m/s or 103mph).Current storm status
Analysis based on advisory number 21 for SAOLA-12, published on 8/2/2012 00:00 UTCThe storm is: active Current country: China Current position: 121.89, 24.1 Alert level at current position: orange Basin: NWPacific Current strength: Cyclone with Saffir Simpson category 1 Current maximum sustained wind speed: 38 m/s, 74 kt
GDACS report created on 8/2/2012 9:46:41 AM.
For a more complete report, please go to http://www.gdacs.org/report.aspx?eventType=TC&eventid=31574.Summary impact analysis
The following analysis considers the forecasted track from the current position and the area affected by winds of at least Category 1 (>119 km/h). For a report on the cyclone's impact along the whole track, please see the full report.
Affected Population (XML)
Up to 10.53 million people can be affected by wind speeds of hurricane strength or above. In addition, 1 million people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.
Affected Country (provinces) (population)
China (Taiwan) (22456987).
Affected CitiesCity Class (1 to 6)CountryProvinceNameDistance (km)Wind speed (km/h)Estimated arrival time (UTC)1TaiwanT'ai-pei Chuan-ShihTaipei611317/28/2012 03:302TaiwanHsin-chu ShihHsin-chu6112904:452TaiwanI-lanI-lan5913501:002TaiwanHua-lienHua-lien3613600:002TaiwanT'ao-yuanTao-y?d>6313103:302TaiwanT'ai-peiPan-ch'iao5613103:302TaiwanMiao-liMiao-li6812607:003TaiwanT'ai-pei Chuan-ShihHsin-tien6913302:153TaiwanT'ao-yuanChung-li6613103:303TaiwanI-lanTou-cheng7013501:003TaiwanHsin-chu ShihSan-wan6112904:453TaiwanI-lanSu-ao5513600:003TaiwanI-lanNan-ao4213600:003TaiwanHua-lienT'ieh-chia-lung-she2913600:003TaiwanT'ai-peiSan-chih5812706:003TaiwanChi-lung ShihChi-lung6112904:453TaiwanT'ai-pei Chuan-ShihTan-shui6012904:453TaiwanHsin-chuNei-wan6913302:153TaiwanHsin-chu ShihChu-nan6812904:453TaiwanHua-lienHsin-ch'eng2913600:00
Affected Critical Infrastructures
Nuclear PlantActive ReactorsTotal ReactorsCountrySite NameDistance (km)Wind speed (km/h)Estimated arrival time (UTC)22TAIWANCHIN SHAN621277/28/2012 06:0022TAIWANKUOSHENG6812904:452TAIWANLUNG-MEI4013600:00
AirportsRunwayTypeCountryIATA CodeNameDistance (km)Wind speed (km/h)Estimated arrival time (UTC)Local or privateTaiwanHighway Strip 58 60691317/28/2012 03:30Local or privateTaiwanPa Kuei5813103:30Local or privateTaiwanAo Hu Kou5812904:45PavedLocal or privateTaiwanLung Tan5713103:30PavedMilitaryTaiwanHSZHsinchu6512904:45Local or privateTaiwan7213600:00PavedDomesticTaiwanHUNHualien3213600:00PavedInternationalTaiwanTPEChiang Kai Shek International5912904:45PavedDomesticTaiwanTSASungshan6413103:30PavedMilitaryTaiwanTaoyuan5612904:45Local or privateTaiwanLHNLishan6413501:00
PortsCountryNameDistance (km)Wind speed (km/h)Estimated arrival time (UTC)TaiwanHualien321367/28/2012 00:00TaiwanKeelung (Chilung)6212904:45TaiwanSuao5613600:00TaiwanTan Shui6312904:45
DamsVolumeFIPS CountryRiverNameDistance (km)Wind speed (km/h)Estimated arrival time (UTC)TahanShihmen701337/28/2012 02:15HoulungMingteh6812904:45DajiaxiGuguan
For more details on rainfall, please go to the full report on the GDACS website Logistics information
Below is a list of airports that are selected according to their suitability for cargo plane landing. The criteria considered are runway paving and length (source: Aircraft Charter World). Always check runway conditions beforehand.
For details on cargo facilities and other facilities of these airports, please check http://www.azworldairports.com. Click on the IATA code for details on airlines serving an airport.
Major airports (paved runways over 8000 feet) (Source: Aircraft Charter World, Global Discovery)Runway length (ft)IFRRunwayCustomsTypeCountryProvinceIATA CodeNameDistance (km)12000YesPavedMilitaryTaiwanHsin-chuHSZHsinchu659000YesPavedDomesticTaiwanHualienHUNHualien3212000YesPavedYesInternationalTaiwanTaoyuanTPEChiang Kai Shek International598500YesPavedYesDomesticTaiwanTaipei Chuan-ShihTSASungshan6410000NoPavedMilitaryTaiwanTaoyuanTaoyuan56
No airports found nearby with paved runways between 8000 and 4000 feet (Source: Aircraft Charter World, Global Discovery)
Minor airports (paved and unpaved runways under 4000 feet) (Source: Aircraft Charter World, Global Discovery)Runway length (ft)IFRRunwayCustomsTypeCountryProvinceIATA CodeNameDistance (km)3200NoPavedLocal or privateTaiwanTaoyuanLung Tan57 Disclaimer
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.