RED alert: Cyclone GITA-18 inTonga : 83894 people in Cat1(120km/h) , 1123934 in tropical depression.

By Newsroom America Feeds at 11 Feb 03:54

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Red alert for Tropical Cyclone GITA-18
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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) Alert level

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

The overall alert level is Red for

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 are affected by high winds up to 194.44 (54.01 m/s or 120.82mph).

Current Storm Status

Analysis based on advisory number 10 for GITA-18, published on 11 Feb 2018 06:00

The storm is: active Current country: Tonga Current position: Lat:-20.9 Lon:-168.9 Alert level at current position: Red Basin: Current strength: Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph Current maximum sustained wind speed: 54.01

GDACS report created on 11 Feb 2018 09:52.

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


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