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RNZI News, 31 March 2015. The President of the Federated States of Micronesia, Manny Mori, says a government vessel carrying relief supplies and medical personnel will leave for the state of Chuuk, which has been hard hit by Typhoon Maysak. The FSM government says five people are believed to have died when Maysak struck the state on Sunday, and there is severe damage to infrastructure and crops
RNZI News, 30 March 2015. Authorities in the Federated States of Micronesia say there have been casualties and severe damage to infastructure in Chuuk state after Typhoon Maysack hit on Sunday. The eye of the category one typhoon directly hit the most populated area of Chuuk and caused serious damage. The typhoon is gaining intensity as it heads towards Yap state and international assistance may be requested
RNZI News, 31 March 2015. People in Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia are being warned to prepare for the arrival of Typhoon Maysak, which has caused severe damage and casualties in neighbouring Chuuk state. The government authorities have been issuing out warnings to be prepared, to move or evacuate elderly and children to typhoon shelters
Tropical Cyclone MAYSAK formed in the northern Pacific Ocean, near Pohnpei island, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), on 27 March and started moving west, intensifying rapidly. On 30 March, 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 130 km north-east of Faraulep island, Yap State (FSM) and it was a Typhoon with max sustained wind speed of 167km/h
Map illustrates the estimated impacts warning of tropical cyclone Maysak
ABC Online, 31 March 2015. Remote island communities in the Federated States of Micronesia brace as Typhoon Maysak approaches, as unconfirmed reports surface that up to five people have died in Chuuk state. Maysak is expected to strengthen into a super typhoon before it passes over Fais and Ulithi in Yap state. Residents have been urged to remain indoors with adequate food and water, and check local authorities for updated information
In the wake of the extensive devastation that Cyclone Pam caused, and as Typhoon Maysak continues to wreak havoc, Pacific Island communities are acutely aware of the dangers of coastal living. A newly built, climate-proofed section of coastal road in Kosrea now provides a safer alternative to perilous coastal living, via access to higher ground
Map illustrates the estimated impacts warning of tropical cyclone Maysak
This bulletin reflects the current situation and details available at this time. On Friday, 27 March 2015, a tropical depression was noted forming in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), near Pohnpei state and the national capital in Palikir. The storm continued gathering strength and developed into a strong and dangerous typhoon - Typhoon Maysak - which has since been upgraded to a Super Typhoon. In Chuuk state, the government has reported five deaths, extensive damage to private and...
Residents of the Micronesian State of Chuuk were struggling to clear the roads of huge pieces of debris and return to damaged homes Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least five dead. Crops were ruined and water supplies contaminated, with fears people faced starvation if they did not receive aid soon, after the violent storm took three days to cross the vast Federated States of Micronesia
RNZI News, 1 April 2015. The state of Yap in the northwest Pacific is still being pounded by Typhoon Maysak, while its command post awaits more news of damage on the small atolls of Fais and Ulithi. The super-typhoon passed directly through the atolls in the Federated States of Micronesia last night, tearing houses from their platforms and damaging close to 100 percent of the infrastructure
On March 30, 2015, Governor Johnson Elimo declared a state of emergency due to damage by Typhoon Maysak, including 5 deaths, extensive damage to private and public properties including schools, health facilities, public utilities, private residences, and the sinking of several fishing, passenger, and dive ships. Typhoon Maysak is currently a category 2 storm while going through the outer Islands of Chuuk and is expected to rise category 3
Tropical Cyclone MAYSAK's centre passed north of Fais, Ulithi and Yap Island (Micronesia) on 31 March. Strong winds and heavy rainfall affected the Yap Islands with 91mm measured in 24h. Media report nearly total destruction of the infrastructure on Fais and Ulithi atolls, including contamination of drinking water on Fais, and damage also on Yap, as of 1 April
I present my compliments and trust that my letter finds you in usual good health. I as that you consider my present letter an advance request for your attention and support. I am now in the process of declaring a disaster emergency for the entire Chuuk State based on preliminary damage reports from areas of the state, including on Weno, our state centre
International procurement of non-perishable emergency food stocks is complete for the next push of food. The distribution plan for the second push of food assistance has been developed, with dispatch of food to priority one areas scheduled to commence. Transport of surplus fresh produce from less impacted islands including Fiji taro, island taro, cassava, kumula, yams, and is being evaluated for fishing by-catch. Fresh produce arrived in Port Vila on 2 April for sale at local markets....
Typhoon Maysak situation report no 2, 4 April 2015. Typhoon Maysak made landfall on the Chuuk and Yap states causing extensive damages. President Manny Mori declared a state of emergency for Chuuk and Yap states. FSM Emergency Task Force led by Director OEEM is coordinating the response efforts and had met with US Embassy officials to access the DAEF. Patrol boats FSM03 and FSM02 departed for the Chuuk and Yap islands respectively to assess damages and team comprises of OEEM, Resource &...
Typhoon Maysak situation report no 3, 6 April 2015. Patrol boats FSM03 and FSM02 departed for the Chuuk and Yap islands respectively to assess damages and team comprises of OEEM, Resource & Development, TC&I and Health. Chuuk and Yap States are conducting assessment with support from the locally based IOM and Micronesia Red Cross Society (MRCS) teams. IOM and MRSC are now distributing Non Food Items from their preposition stocks in Chuuk and Yap states. State and National government had...
On March 27th super typhoon Maysak brought widespread destruction to islands across the Federated States of Micronesia. Both Chuuk and Yap are under a state of emergency as efforts to assess the scale of the damage continue. Getting accurate information has been challenging due to power outages, damaged communications systems and the fact that many islands are only accessible by boat
Micronesia - International Organisation for Migration (IOM) staff in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are responding to the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Maysak which barrelled across the group of 600 Pacific islands from 28 March to 2 April. As many as nine people may have died in the storm, which has also destroyed crops and contaminated many water sources
Federated States of Micronesia Typhoon Maysak Visual Situation Report, 2 April 2015. IOM chartered a Pacific Mission Aviation flight the morning of 2 April for an assessment of Falalop, Ulithi which included IOM’s head of Yap office and representatives from the DCO Office and Yap State Agriculture and Marine Resources Office