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Disaster Services — 09 November, 2020

Tropical Cyclone Ulysses/Vamco Size-up

Tropical Cyclone Ulysses/Vamco has been sized-up.


“The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 5pm bulletin on Monday 9 November, that VAMCO strengthened from a tropical depression into a tropical storm. It now has maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 80 km/h, from 55 km/h and 70 km/h, respectively. The tropical storm is moving northwest at a much slower 15 km/h. Tropical Storm VAMCO will move generally northwestward today through tomorrow afternoon. Afterwards, it is forecast to turn westward and head towards the Bicol Region-Quezon area. A landfall over Bicol Region- Quezon area on Thursday is likely at this time. It is likely to reach Severe Tropical Storm category within 24 hours and may reach Typhoon category on Wednesday.”

Philippine Red Cross (PRC)

Size-up Details

Event Name: Tropical Storm Ulysses (International Name: Vamco)
Type ofEvent: Slow Onset (~1.5 days until landfall)
Location: NW Pacific Ocean
Geographic Scope: Country/Countries (Philippines, potentially Vietnam)
Estimated Humanitarian Impact: 33.1 Million impacted by Category 1 or higher
Estimated Duration: Week(s) to Month
Event Scope: Minor to Moderate Anticipated Needs: Basemap improvements in impacted areas
Local Contacts: We ares till supporting from Typhoon Rolly and have already discussed Ulysses
Request(s): None Yet
HOT Current Capacity: Low capacity to manage another incident, plenty of capacity to support
Need for Activation: Low to Moderate