[HOT] [talk-ph] Super Typhoon Hagupit (International Name Ruby)

Mark Cupitt markcupitt at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 03:53:29 UTC 2014


Hi All

The basic HOT Wiki Page is up now, Feel Free to Add information as you have
it

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Typhoon_Hagupit_(Ruby)



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On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 11:34 AM, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dear OSM-PH mappers,
>
> Just a note that we are monitoring the situation as it happens.  If there
> is a need to respond in the coming days we will inform the list.
> We also started talks with government contacts of our willingness to
> assist.  For now keep safe and keep us posted on the local developments in
> your area.
>
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Andrew, Thanks great links. I think Maning and I are good candidates
>> to lead this, he is in Manila, I am in Negros, down south.
>>
>> I agree and think it will swing towards the north. The track i sent is
>> from a site called http://Typhoon2000.com, he has been tracking
>> Philippine Typhooons for years and is located in Bicol. (So we may get
>> first hand accounts)
>>
>> It is also worth watching with Wundergorund as the local knowledge on the
>> tracks kicks in.
>>
>> I also agree that flooding will be the major issue the way it looks now.
>>
>> I will start a HOT Wiki Page today for this with the basics as well. It
>> will be somewhere to put all the information in one place.
>>
>> Hi Pierre
>>
>> Yep, I think the imagery assessment on what is currently available is the
>> first step. We can adjust as the track
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Mark Cupitt
>>
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>>
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>> On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Andrew Buck <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
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>>> Thanks for the heads up Mark.  It is definitely good to start watching
>>> these things as soon as possible and planning the response.  Below is
>>> a link to Jeff Masters most recent blog post about the typhoon; Jeff
>>> is an expert on hurricanes/typhoons and his analysis pre-Haiyan was
>>> what allowed us to focus on Tacloban before the storm even hit.  The
>>> second link is to the Wunderground tracking page for the storm itself
>>> showing lots of useful info, and the third link is to the 'Wundermap'
>>> with the tropical storm layer turned on.
>>>
>>> http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2871
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/western-pacific/2014/Super-Typhoon-Hagupit
>>>
>>> http://wxug.us/1m0l5
>>>
>>> According to his reading of the situation, as well as the results of
>>> the various model runs it is looking like it will be a catergory 4 or
>>> 5 when it hits the Philippines (Haiyan was a cat 5 at landfall).
>>> There are some positive signs though: wind shear is expected to pick
>>> up which will weaken the storm and the waters are not as warm as when
>>> Haiyan struck; both positive signs.  For us I think the most relevant
>>> part of the blog is the following:
>>>
>>> "There is less heat energy available in the ocean for Hagupit, and
>>> wind shear is expected to rise to the high range on Friday as strong
>>> upper-level winds tear at the storm. Heavy rains, not high winds and
>>> storm storm surge, will likely be the greatest threat for the
>>> Philippines from Hagupit."
>>>
>>> Heavy rains means flooding, and it means landslides.  The Phillipines
>>> is a mountainous region so landslides are a possibility on slopes,
>>> especially where farming/deforestation have happened.  I would say at
>>> this point, making sure the major waterways are traced in OSM would be
>>> the highest priority until we know more accurately where it will make
>>> landfall.
>>>
>>> This will likely be an event that we end up activating for.  We should
>>> start figuring out who will lead the activation and start making
>>> contact with our humanitarian contacts regarding their likely
>>> response.  Since Pierre and I are still on the ebola activation it
>>> probably doesn't make sense for us to lead this one, but we can
>>> certainly offer help/guidance to anyone interested in stepping up to
>>> lead the HOT response.
>>>
>>> Fortunately we mapped a lot of the potentially affected area during
>>> Haiyan, but this one looks to be swinging more to the north than that
>>> one did.  That is good, since the map is pretty good in the north, but
>>> bad because the reason the map is better is that is where most of the
>>> population is.
>>>
>>> This is another opportunity to help out.  Let's get to it, and show
>>> the world what we can do.  :)
>>>
>>> - -AndrewBuck
>>>
>>>
>>> On 12/03/2014 06:36 PM, Mark Cupitt wrote:
>>> > Dear All
>>> >
>>> > This 280kph Super Typhoon is headed to the Phillippines.  Expected
>>> > to hit at the end of weekend north of Tacloban where Haiyan Hit. It
>>> > is approximately the same intensity as Haiyan. This one is going to
>>> > hurt
>>> >
>>> > [image: Inline image 1]
>>> >
>>> > Regards
>>> >
>>> > Mark Cupitt
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