Vietnam: Typhoon WUTIP Situation Report No. 1 (as of 1 October 2013)

Report
from UN Country Team in Viet Nam
Published on 01 Oct 2013

Highlights

In the afternoon of 30 September, Typhoon WUTIP made landfall on the north-central provinces of Viet Nam with a Category 1 level. The typhoon moved west and turned into a tropical depression in Laos in the evening of 30 September.

  • The most affected provinces in Viet Nam are Quang Binh and Quang Tri, followed by Thua-Thien-Hue and Ha Tinh.

  • At least 106,352 people in 4 provinces were evacuated in order to minimize human loss. The worst affected sector is housing with at least 95,647 houses damaged or collapsed as of 1 October.

  • Electricity and communication systems in Quang Binh and Quang Tri were disrupted by the Typhoon, but they are being partially recovered.

  • The UN Disaster Risk Management Team has closely monitored the situation since 27 September and is regularly in touch with the Government (Standing Office CCFSC). To date the Government has not requested for international support.

  • A joint UN-INGOs assessment will be conducted in 3 provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Ha Tinh.