Viet Nam: Typhoon Damrey & flooding in the Central and Highland regions of Viet Nam Situation Update

Viet Nam: Typhoon Damrey & flooding in the Central and Highland regions of Viet Nam Situation Update
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Name:Viet Nam: Typhoon Damrey & flooding in the Central and Highland regions of Viet Nam Situation Update
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This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period between 11-22 November 2017. Another update will be shared once new information becomes available.

Situation overview

  • Typhoon Damrey, or Storm No.12, made landfall in Viet Nam on early Saturday morning, 4 November 2017, with winds of up to 135 km/hour, 500 km south of Nha Trang (Khánh Hòa province). Additional heavy rainfall and floods, as well as additional tropical storms such as Kirogi, continued to ravage many of the affected provinces. An estimated economic loss and damage of VND 14,318.62 million (USD 630,500,000) has been estimated by the Government.
  • 107 people have been killed, 315 people were injured, and 16 are still missing.
  • Updated numbers for the most affected provinces, including in the South Central (Khánh Hòa, Phú Yên, Bình Ðịnh, and Quảng Ngãi) and Central regions (Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Nam, and Da Nang), show the destruction of 125,000 hectares of crops, 133,000 hectares of aquaculture, and 70,055 aquaculture cages. In addition, 1,348 fishing vessels were wrecked, while 454,317 poultry (ducks and chicken) and 10,642 livestock (buffaloes, pigs) have died.
  • CCNDPC is continuously monitoring the situation, and is keeping a close eye on reservoir and water discharge operations to prevent downstream flooding. So far, only one dam has broken, and four irrigation reservoirs have been damaged.
  • Flood warnings between 19-24 November have been issued for provinces along the coast from Ha Tinh to Binh Thuan, as well as in the Central Highlands and Dong Nai province.
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