Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for EVAN-12
in Fiji, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone EVAN-12 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

Name EVAN-12
From - To 12 Dec - 19 Dec
Exposed countries Fiji, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa
Exposed population 650 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 212 km/h Category 4
Maximum storm surge 1.2 m (17 Dec 05:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Fiji)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
JRC 64 km/h 1.2 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
GFS n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
ECMWF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 127 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Cyclone Evan Impact on Samoa’s Economy as Bad as 2009 TsunamiSat, 22 Dec 2012 03:49:00 +0100.

’s economy will be as hard hit by the passage of Cyclone Evan earlier this month as it was by a 2009 tsunami that destroyed 20 villages and killed 143 people , an International Monetary Fund official said. The category 4 storm, which hit th
Government vessel to deliver supplies to island residentsFri, 21 Dec 2012 22:03:00 +0100.

PARTS of cyclone-hit Yasawa will get their sprinkle of Christmas cheer this weekend when the government vessel MV Iloilovatu arrives at their doorstep bearing relief supplies.
Villagers forego Christmas to rebuild livesFri, 21 Dec 2012 22:03:00 +0100.

THE people of Namara in Wayalailai will not celebrate Christmas this year. Instead, their focus will be on the rebuilding of homes and lives. Only four homes were spared the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Evan and for the unlucky ones, the categ
Samoa: Cyclone economic impact on Samoa as bad as tsunamiFri, 21 Dec 2012 16:58:00 +0100.

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Country: Fiji, Samoa The economic impact of Cyclone Evan on Samoa was at least as bad as the recent tsunami. Listen: Cyclone economic impact on Samoa as bad as tsunami (Credit: ABC) That's accordi

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (45), (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),