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Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for KHANUN-17
in Chinafrom 12 Oct 2017 06:00 UTC to 12:00
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone KHANUN-17 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 17: (17 Oct 2017 02:18).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 167 km/h)
  • from 12 Oct 2017 06:00 UTC to 12:00
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 5.148 million
  • inserted at 16 Oct 2017 06:48:54 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Medium

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  3.2m in Ma-hsieh, China. This height is estimated for 15 Oct 2017 16:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: WP242017 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 117 | About casualties: 20 | Last hour: 0

Philippines: NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 05 re Preparedness Measures and Effects of Tropial Storm "Odette" (I.N. Khanun), as of 8:00AM, 17 October 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:47:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

I. Situation Overview. 11 October 2017. At 10:00 PM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) Northeast of Borongon City, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "ODETTE". It has maximum sustained winds of 45kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 26kph.

Typhoon Khanun makes landfall in south China

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:44:00 +0200xinhuanet_en (en)

Sanitation workers remove a tree blown down by Typhoon Khanun in Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 16, 2017. Typhoon Khanun, the 20th of the year, made landfall on the country's southern coast at Xuwen County in Zhanjiang City. No casualties were reported until 8 a.m. Monday. (Xinhua/Zhang Ruoxuan) GUANGZHOU, Oct.

Typhoon Khanun Weakens after Affecting 368,000 in China

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:15:00 +0200laht (en)

BEIJING – Khanun, the 20th typhoon to hit China this year, made landfall on the eastern coast of the country early Monday, with winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour), state news agency Xinhua reported. Local meteorological authorities have now reduced the alert level after....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (95), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),

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