Product ID: 3055 - English
Published: 15 May, 2020
GLIDE: TC20200514PHL


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Tropical cyclone VONGFONG-20 was moving west in the Philippines sea towards the eastern coast of Samar Island (Eastern Visayas Region). It made landfall in the morning of 14 May 2020 over Eastern Samar Province as a Category 2 Tropical Cyclone, with maximum sustained winds between 157 ? 176 km/h. According to GDACS, Tropical Cyclone VONGFONG-20 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability. Based on data of the expected tropical cyclone path of wind speeds zones from Joint Research Centre (Issued on 14 May 2020 06:00 UTC), and population data from WorldPop 2020, UNITAR-UNOSAT conducted a population exposure analysis for Philippines. About 3%, of population of Philippines living inside wind speed zone of 120 km/h, 8% living inside wind speed zone of 90 km/h and 46% living inside wind speed zone of 60 km/h.
Cyclone track: Joint Research Centre (JRC) as of 14 May 2020
Wind speed zones: Joint Research Centre (JRC) as of 14 May 2020, 06:00 UTC
Administrative Levels: Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA)
Spatial Demographic Data: WorldPoP (2020), 100 m spatial resolution
Analysis: UNITAR-UNOSAT (14 May 2020)