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NOAA: Hagibis from Space

Japan Braces for Super Typhoon Hagibis


Coming from the Gulf……

Southern Mississippi Valley sector loop



Typhoon Bualoi (22W) – Western Pacific

Situation: (Advisory #10 as of 5:00 a.m. EDT) • 100 miles E of Saipan, moving NW at 10 mph

• Maximum sustained winds 110 mph (CAT 2)

• Expected to intensify further over the next few days

• Typhoon-force winds extend 45 miles; tropical-storm-force winds extend 150 miles

• Typhoon Warning & Flash Flood Watch in effect for Tinian & Saipan; Tropical Storm Warning in for Agrihan, Pagan, and Alamagan


Lifeline Impacts: All lifelines remain Green (Region IX SLB as of 11:00 p.m. EDT)

Food, Water, Sheltering:

• Shelters: Saipan: 8 open with 312 occupants; Tinian: 1 open with 16 occupants; Rota: all closed (Region IX Incident Report Update #7)

Health & Medical: Saipan: Hospital has two weeks supply of water and generator fuel; medical supplies for two months


• Tinian: 1 cell tower on generator power (due to Hagibis)

• Saipan: 2 cell towers taken offline as a precaution


• Port condition Zulu (closed) for Tinian, Saipan and Rota;X-Ray (open with restrictions) for Guam

• Airports: Saipan is closed; all other airports remain open
State / Local Response:

• Emergency Declaration FEMA-3425-EM-CNMI approved on October 20, 2019 • CNMI EOC at Full Activation (day shift) o Typhoon Condition I for Saipan and Tinian o Typhoon Condition III for Agrihan, Alamagan and Pagan


FEMA / Federal Response:

• FEMA Region IX at Steady State

o Region IX IMAT-2 staged in Guam pending deployment to CNMI

o 2 LNOs deployed to Guam; 2 deployed to CNMI

o MCC and select ESFs activated

• NWC at Steady State

• 1 ISB/SMT team deployed to Guam

• MERS staged in Guam pending deployment to CNMI







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[Image of WPC QPF U.S. rainfall potential]



















[Image of WPC Flash Flooding/Excessive Rainfall Outlook]

“Japan, which prides itself on its robust infrastructure and disaster preparedness, was humbled by the storm that hurt major metropolitan areas.”


Hagibis Heads Toward Japan

Hagibis now a tropical depression


“……The storm made landfall just before 7 p.m. Saturday local time on the Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rains which led to widespread flooding. More than 230,000 people were evacuated ahead of the storm, with emergency orders issued for many cities around the greater Tokyo area.

Along with the 15 deaths, Japan’s Fire Disaster and Management Agency said about 140 people had been injured and nine remain missing…..”

Hagibis pummels Japan: four deaths, millions under evacuation warnings, rivers flooded and normally busy streets deserted.

Here comes Hagibis


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