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21 Nov 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Seven dams and reservoirs in Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên-Huế provinces have begun releasing water as the central region experiences torrential downpours.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the tropical depression that made landfall in the south-central region over the weekend, together with a cold spell coming down from the north, have brought heavy rain to four localities in the mid-central region, including the provinces of Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên-Huế and Quảng Nam, as well as Đà Nẵng City.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News KHÁNH HÒA — It has been a fortnight since the Damrey storm swept over Khánh Hòa Province. But employees of local companies are still grappling with an uncertain future, as the textile factories, cashew processing plants and seafood farms where they worked were seriously damaged by the storm.

Lê Đình Nhật Tân, director of Sao Việt Company Limited in Vạn Ninh Commune, said he expected the worst for his 4,000 square metre factory.

20 Nov 2017 description

Recognising the need to integrate DRR and CCA into policies and institutions in The Member States, JICA has supported implementation of a project for ‘Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration’.

20 Nov 2017 description

MALAYSIA: Flooding in residential areas

Several areas in this area, hit by flash floods due to continuous rain since early this morning. Water spots include Kampung Serampang Indah, Kampung Gajah Mati, Taman Anggerik, Batu Kikir and Jalan Taman Mahsan.

As the water was about one metre high, the road was impassable to light vehicles.

PHILIPPINES & VIETNAM: Tropical Storm Kirogi (31)

19 Nov 2017 description

Countries at Risk

Vietnam (VN), landfall est. 19 Nov 2017

Cambodia (KH), landfall est. 20 Nov 2017

Key Infrastructures at Risk

  • Cam Ranh Int’l Airport / CXR (VN)

  • Van Phong Port (VN)

  • Nha Trang Port (VN)

  • Dong Hai Port (VN)

Characteristics of Risk

  • The affected population is classified as high risk (ASEAN Multi Hazard Risk Index).

18 Nov 2017 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

• From 15 November 2017, the Viet Nam Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC) maintained the following numbers of casualties, damages and impacts due to Typhoon Damrey:

18 Nov 2017 description

Countries at Risk
- Vietnam (VN), landfall est. 19 Nov 2017
- Cambodia (KH), landfall est. 20 Nov 2017

Key Infrastructures at Risk
- Nha Trang Int’l Airport / NHA (VN)
- Cam Ranh Int’l Airport / CXR (VN)
- Van Phong Port (VN)
- Nha Trang Port (VN)

18 Nov 2017 description

JAKARTA, 17 November 2017 – ASEAN officials in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) committed themselves to strengthening integration of actions in their respective agencies that will effectively address disaster risk and climate change, with particular focus on water-related disasters including flood, storm, landslide and drought.

15 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States

Improved policies alone could reduce the impact of natural disasters on well-being by 13 to 25% in small island countries

15 Nov 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News BẾN TRE — Four houses were swept away and  seven others had to evacuate after a riverside bank collapsed on Monday evening in Vĩnh Bình Commune in the Mekong Delta Province  of Bến Tre.

The landslide stretched for 350 metres and was more than 20 metres wide.

Ngô Thị Cẩm Hương, owner of one of the four collapsed houses, said recognising the signals, they fled the house minutes before it sank into the Cổ Chiên River. The family lost all its belongings, she told e-newspaper _Vnexpress._

15 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Pascal Laureyn

PHNOM PENH, Nov 14 2017 (IPS) - In Laos, the lush forests are alive with the whines of drills that pierce the air. On the Mekong, a giant concrete wall rises slowly above the trees. The Don Sahong dam is a strong symbol, not only for a power-hungry Asia but also for what critics fear is a disaster in the making.

14 Nov 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam, as detected from Sentinel-1 image acquired on 10 November 2017, following the landfall of tropical cyclone DAMREY-17 on 05 November 2017. In the analysed area, about 19,000 ha of lands are likely flooded. It represents an increase of about 100% of the surface waters in this zone. In addition, and according to WorldPop data ~39,000 people are living within the potentially flooded areas. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

14 Nov 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters in Binh DinhNam Province,
V ietnam, as observed from the S entinel-1 image acquired on 10 November 2017, following the landfall of tropical cy clone DAMR EY -17 on 05 November 2017. The districts located in the coastal areas have been affected by the floods; especially the ones located in the southern coastal part of the province and more particularly Phu Cat, An Nhon, Tuy Phuoc and Qui Nhon districts.

14 Nov 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters in Binh DinhNam Province, Vietnam, as observed from the S entinel-1 image acquired on 10 November 2017, following the landfall of tropical cy clone DAMR EY -17 on 05 November 2017. The districts located in the coastal areas have been affected by the floods; especially the ones located in the southern coastal part of the province and more particularly Phu Cat, An Nhon, Tuy Phuoc and Qui Nhon districts. Around 17,000 ha of lands were identified as flooded within the province of Bihn Dihn.

14 Nov 2017 description

Last week Typhoon Damrey ripped through central Viet Nam. More than 100 people lost their lives, while more than 130,000 homes were damaged or flooded. Winds of up to 135 km/hour battered provinces like Khanh Hoa- an area historically has been spared such ferocious storms in the past. It was particularly poignant that the storm struck as high level global conferences were bringing world leaders together to discuss both the global impact of Climate Change and Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

14 Nov 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth US$1 million to help Vietnam’s central region, where Typhoon Damrey caused many casualties and extensive property damage on November 4, recover from the damage.

o Typhoon Damrey is estimated to have caused huge loss of human lives and property, leaving 82 people dead, 26 missing and about 120,500 houses affected.

13 Nov 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, as observed from the Radarsat-2 image acquired on 07 November 2017, following the landfall of tropical cyclone DAMREY-17 on 05 November 2017. The districts located in the coastal areas have been affected by the floods; especially the ones located in the northern coastal part of the province and more particularly Dien Ban, Duy Xuyen and Thang Binh districts.