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Disaster Services — 25 October, 2020

Tropical Cyclone Molave Size-up

Tropical Cyclone Molave has been sized-up.


Storm Molave, which today battered Viet Nam’s central coastal region, is one of the strongest storms to hit the country in 20 years, according to the country’s meteorological agency.

Molave struck areas and populations already suffering from cascading flood events and adding new areas to the list of communities facing emergencies. The storm is causing extreme rainfall in the region which is predicted to continue over the coming days, worsening the already precarious situation faced by many families. A rapid assessment of existing flooded regions, conducted at the end of last week, identified 1.5 million children at risk and this latest storm escalates the numbers at risk to well over 2.5 million children

UNICEF, 29 Oct 2020

Size-up Details

Event Name: Tropical Cyclone Molave
Type ofEvent: Sudden Onset
Location: Philippines, Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia
Geographic Scope: Multiple significant impact areas across 5 countries
Estimated Humanitarian Impact: 6.4 million people impacted by category 1 or higher
Estimated Duration: Week(s) to Month(s)
Event Scope: Estimated Moderate to Major, 2.5 Score on GDACS (Red/Severe) Anticipated Needs: We are currently evaluating the area in the Philippines that was struck to determine quality of OpenStreetMap and any data needs.
Local Contacts: HOT Philippines, other areas we will need to make contact to determine what community exists and leadership they can provide
Need for Activation: Need for Activation is Low to Moderate depending on quality of OSM in the area(s) impacted and any requests we may receive.