Tropical Storm Daniel Situation Report #1
Updated: Sep 13
· On September 10th, Tropical Storm Daniel made landfall in northeastern Libya:
o Libya’s National Meteorological Centre said that the storm reached a peak on September 10th with strong winds (43-49mph).
o Torrential rains of between 5.9 to 9.4 inches caused flash floods in several cities. The highest daily rainfall rate was 16.2 inches.
o Flash floods have destroyed entire neighborhoods in Derna. Two dams have also collapsed.
o Drier conditions are forecasted for the whole country on September 13th.
· There are an estimated 3,000 fatalities and up to 10,000 people have been reported missing.
· An estimated 1.8 million people have been affected.
· At least three hospitals are out of service and an undetermined number of healthcare facilities are partially functional.
· Libya has become a springboard for migrants from over 40 countries heading to Europe:
o Currently, there are at least 600,000 migrants in Libya.
o The storm has displaced at least 2,085 people.
· Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS) Update:
o The LRCS reported two of their volunteers were killed.
o The LRCS mission priorities are:
ü Providing first aid
ü Rescue operations
ü Evacuation support
· The World Food Programme has mobilized food aid to 5,000 families and has started distribution points in 16 cities.
· UN Children’s Fund is mobilizing 1,100 hygiene kits and vital medical supplies for 10,000 people. They are also providing essential clothing kits for 500 children.
· ReliefWeb, Tropical Storm Daniel Website
· Libya - Floods (NOAA-CPC, media , media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 September 2023)
· Libya: Humanitarian response ramps up as floods of 'epic proportions' leave thousands dead
· UN in Libya Twitter Page
· WHO Libya Twitter Page
· World Meteorological Organization Twitter Page
· IFRC MENA Twitter Page
· Libyan Red Crescent Society Twitter Page
Libya Floods/Storm Daniel: accumulated rainfall and potentially exposed population (Production date : 12 Sept 2023)