Typhoon Damrey - Nov 2017Ongoing
As of 5 November, Typhoon Damrey caused 29 deaths, destroyed 600 houses and damaged nearly 40,000 houses after hitting 10 provinces and the city of Danang on 4 November. National authorities have instructed all central and provincial agencies to scale up search and rescue and relief operations and to quickly restore damaged infrastructures. (OCHA, 4 Nov 2017)
According to the latest information from National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (NCDPC), as of 7 November 2017, 69 people died and 30 people missing. The typhoon has destroyed nearly 1,500 houses and around 120,000 houses are partially damaged. More than 36,000 people in the coastal Can Gio district of Ho Chi Min city were evacuated. Up to 1,300 transport and fishing boats were damaged and sunk. The storm submerged 5,296 hectares of paddy and nearly 15,000 hectares of vegetables and fruits. The hardest hit regions include the south-central provinces of Khánh Hoa, Phú Yên, and Binh Định, the Central Highlands provinces of Đăk Lắk, Gia Lai, Đăk Nông and Lâm Đông, and the central provinces of Quảng Nam and Quảng Ngai. All of Phú Yên Province and Khánh Hoa Province except for Nha Trang City; and all of Binh Định Province other than Tam Quan District suffered from total blackouts. Parts of Đắk Lắk, Kon Tum, Đắk Nông and Quảng Ngãi provinces shared the same North to South. According to the Chief of Office of the National Search and Rescue Committee, Typhoon Damrey was the strongest storm to make landfall in Khánh Hòa Province and the south-central region in the last 20 years. The recorded danger level of Damrey was higher than that of Typhoon Doksuri which pummelled the central region in September this year. (IFRC, 7 Nov 2017)
On 8 November, the Government issued a request for international humanitarian support from UN agencies, INGOs and Development Partners.
As of 11 November 2017, more than 35,000 people have been evacuated, 104 people have been killed, including 28 women, and 19 more are still missing. The most affected provinces, including in the South-Central regions (Khánh Hòa, Phú Yên, Bình Ðịnh, and Quảng Ngãi) and Central regions (Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Nam, and Da Nang), show high numbers of deaths and missing people, seriously damaged infrastructure, collapsed/roofless/broken houses, and destruction of 33,153 hectares of crops, including 9,163 hectares of rice, 20,783 hectares of vegetables, and 69,900 agriculture cages. (UNCT, 11 Nov 2017)
As of 14 November 2017, approximately 395,000 people are thought to require assistance across Viet Nam following disruption by Typhoon Damrey. (ASEAN, 14 Nov 2017)
The Viet Nam Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported that Typhoon Damrey has caused 104 deaths and destroyed or damaged an estimated 141,100 houses as of 14 November. Joint Government, UN and NGO teams completed damage assessments on 16 November. Damrey is estimated to have caused a total damage of around US$600 million. (OCHA, 20 Nov 2017)
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This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period for 3-11 November 2017. Another update will be shared once new information become available.
4.33 million people estimated as being affected
395,000 people in need of assistance
15 provinces in the Central regions severely affected
137,836 houses damaged or flooded
3,483 houses destroyed entirely
Typhoon Damrey (28)
Significant damage in 14 provinces of south-central Viet Nam was reported, after landfall on 4 November 2017. Official tally estimated 104 deaths, 19 missing with around 4 million people affected.
Coastal communities started debris management & early recovery. AHA Centre received request from Vietnam’s government. DELSA stockpiles were mobilised with in- country team assessing the situation.
Heavy Floods (TD 29)
• As of 12 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: death-toll, 104 people; 19 people still missing and 197 injured; at total 141,139 houses collapsed and/or damaged; 9,163 ha of paddy area flooded; 20,783 ha of vegetable and other agricultural areas damaged; 1,345 ships sink or damaged; 205,141 meters of canals and embankments damaged; 92 irrigation dams (various sizes).
As 400,000 people in coastal communities await emergency assistance after first deadly cyclone, aid workers warn Typhoon Kaikui will inflict further misery
Almost 400,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance following a typhoon that has devastated some of the poorest communities in Vietnam, pummelling homes and destroying water supplies.
Typhoon Damrey made landfall on 4 November in the country’s south-central coastal region, with winds of 135km an hour. At least 100 people have died, according to Vietnam’s disaster management authority.
• The CCNDPC assessment as of 10 November 2017 suggest Typhoon Damrey have affected 14 provinces and resulted in death of 100 people with 18 more are still missing. It is recorded that 1,484 houses totally collapsed, 124,222 houses damaged, 10,295 Ha of rice fields inundated and damaged, 56,042 Ha of other agricultural areas damaged and 25,504 cages of aquaculture damaged. As of 10 November 2017, floods in Quang Ngai have receded. Flooding still exists in Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen.
According to the latest available information from media, the death toll from Typhoon Damrey has increased to 106 people. 26 people are missing, 1 484 houses collapsed and almost 120 000 houses damaged.
Water released from full reservoirs caused many areas to remain flooded, especially in the lowland of Hue province, where locals predicted the inundation would last for at least another 10 days.
Ha Noi, 8 November 2017 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the assessment and coordination of the current emergency flood and typhoon response, and early recovery efforts in Viet Nam, which amount to USD 78,000. The organization is now actively reaching out to partners to look at how best to support the affected populations to effectively cope and recover.
Viet Nam News THỪA THIÊN- HUẾ — Inundation in lowland areas in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province continued on Thursday as floodwater from two floods that occurred earlier this week was receding very slowly and water level of the local rivers remained high.
• Typhoon ‘Damrey’ (Typhoon No. 12 in Vietnam, 28 worldwide) has made landfall in between the south of Phu Yen and north of Khanh Hoa provinces, Viet Nam as a Category 1 typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 139 kph on Saturday (4 November 2017) morning.
UNICEF national experts are deployed to support disaster management and look at special needs of children
Vietnam's long coastline makes it prone to destructive storms and flooding
- Deadliest storm this year in Vietnam
- More than 40 reservoirs releasing water
- Rains expected to ease from Thursday before APEC summit
By Mai Nguyen
DANANG, Vietnam, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Vietnam's deadliest storm this year, Typhoon Damrey, has killed 106 people, while dozens of dangerously full reservoirs release water as the southeast Asian nation prepares to host a regional summit.
The AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS) has recognized that Typhoon Damrey (28) stopped on 4 November 2017, 19.00 (UTC+7), and damages in provinces in Central-South of Vietnam were sustained.
AHA Centre has cancelled the alert status to Typhoon Damrey (28) and shifting towards monitoring and emergency response situation on the ground.
AHA Centre’s representative is present on the ground and currently assessing the situation with Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control of Vietnam.
ĐÀ NẴNG — President Trần Đại Quang yesterday inspected flood recovery efforts in Đà Nẵng City and visited some of the worst-affected residents.
He had high praise for clean-up and post-storm repair work done by authorities of the city that is hosting the ongoing Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) 2017 Leaders’ Week.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry prepares an Ilyushin Il-76 plane with humanitarian aid on board for Vietnam. About 40 tons of cargo – tents, foodstuffs, portable power sources , will be sent to aid the population, hit by major flood.
Earlier, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin ordered the ministers to provide humanitarian aid and financial assistance to Vietnam in the amount of $5 million. Cooperation of all the necessary services was established to achieve these goals.
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is currently mobilizing its response through its own resources. Based on the ongoing needs assessment, VNRC, with the support of IFRC, will determine whether external assistance is required.
Update: November, 07/2017 - 15:56
HÀ NỘI — Typhoon Damrey is reported to have killed 69 people in central and south-central localities, 20 people more than reported on Monday. Most of those killed - 27 - were from Khánh Hòa Province.
The storm has also reportedly left 30 people missing. The typhoon wrecked 1,484 houses, blew away the roofs of 119,222 houses and destroyed about 22,000ha of crops in the provinces.