The country prepared for the approaching Typhoon Lupit (locally known as Ramil), provoking serious concerns that an already battered population faces further hardships, including the threat of landslides and storm surges. The situation is exacerbated by the fact that the flooding caused by the two previous two typhoons has not receded, and current projections indicate that the soil has no more absorptive capacity with very limited possibilities for run-off.
On 8 October 2009, a strong typhoon 0918(Melor) has struck Japan, leaving a trail of damage across the centre of the country. As of 9 October, 4 people are reported killed and missing, 119 people injured, 3 houses totally destroyed, 19 houses half destroyed, 754 houses partially destroyed, 261 houses inundated above floor level and 1,140 houses inundatad below floor level.
Tropical Storm Ketsana hit Southern Laos on 30/09/2009 early morning, Causing Widespread Flooding in 3 Provinces of Southern of Lao PDR. Based on the first Provincial Report, There are around 12 District Affected. Currently PDMC are Collecting Damage Data.
Typhoon Parma, 180 km (110 miles) northeast of the island of Catanduanes in the central Philippines, gaining strength as it headed west-northwest toward the Luzon mainland, bringing heavy rain. Expected to make landfall near the northeastern province of Isabela on Saturday. Philippines declared a nationwide state of calamity. Concerns about the effects of more rain on the relief work in already flooded areas.
A serious typhoon is approaching Vietnam and it is expected to hit central provinces this evening. After the impact that it had in Philippines and its current evolution, it is expected that livelihoods and cities from Quang Binh to Quang Nam provinces will be severely affected.