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Tropical Storm Daniel Situation Report #1

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

Highlights:

· 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.


Sources:

· 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





Resources


Libya Floods/Storm Daniel: accumulated rainfall and potentially exposed population (Production date : 12 Sept 2023)



TS Daniel Situation Report #1
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