Tropical Storm Kai-Tak - Aug 2012

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Tropical Storm Kai-Tak (Helen) made landfall in Isabela province on the northeastern coast of the Philippines on 15 Aug 2012, bringing heavy rains that caused flash floods and flooding. Seven people died, and more than 86,700 people were affected. About 10,650 people took shelter in 77 evacuation centers. (OCHA, 17 Aug 2012)

Typhoon Kai-Tak made landfall on 17 Aug 2012 in Viet Nam, bringing intense rain and strong winds. At least 27 people were killed, nearly 12,000 houses were damaged and 56,800 acres (23,000 hectares) of cropland were flooded. (BBC, 19 Aug 2012)

Typhoon Kai-Tak also left two people dead, two missing and forced 530,000 people to be relocated in China on 19 Aug 2012. The typhoon destroyed about 4,200 houses, damaged another 17,300 in Guangdong and Guangxi, causing economic losses of over 1.48 billion yuan (about 232.8 million U.S. dollars). (Xinhua, 19 Aug 2012)

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