Typhoon Damrey - Nov 2017
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)
On 28 November 2017, the UN approved an additional allocation of US$4.21 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide assistance to 150,000 people, including 46,973 children, in six affected provinces. The UN estimates that Typhoon Damrey affected an estimated 4.33 million people, including 400,000 who require humanitarian assistance. (UNCT, 28 Nov 2017)
On 4 December 2017, the UN in Viet Nam launched a Flooding Response Plan, identifying financial needs of US$ 54.0 million to cover humanitarian needs. As of 13 December, the Response Plan is 30 percent funded. Early recovery funding needs, as estimated by the Government of Viet Nam, add up to a total of US$ 142 million. (UNCT, 13 Dec 2017)
On 14 December, 2017, the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC) is to launch the Call for supports to help affected provinces in the Central region overcome aftermaths of Damrey Typhoon and other natural disasters in 2017 and stabilize their lives. The CCNDPC has invited all international partners in the country to attend this launch. (IFRC, 19 Dec 2017)
Appeals & Response Plans
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).
• 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:
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)
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.
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.
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.
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).
- 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.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
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.
UNOSAT Rapid Flood Assessment
Purpose of the flood rapid assessment is to give a quick overview of the magnitude and severity of the event in Quang Binh.
Rapid Flood Assessment was conducted over the area covered by the Radarsat-2 image acquired on 7 November 2017
Province analysed: Quang Binh. This province was not in the trajectory of the cyclone DAMREY-17
Rapid Flood Assessment compares 2 different situations:
Post Event: Image after the passage of Cyclone DAMREY-17 (7 November 2017)
This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters extent in southern part of Vietnam, as observed from the Sentinel-1 images acquired on 07 November 2017, following the landfall of tropical cyclone DAMREY-17 on 05 November 2017. In the analyzed area, about 700,000 ha of lands, mainly agricultural and paddy fields are likely flooded. In addition, ~2,600,000 people are living within flooded areas. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
An estimated 150,000 children under 5 years old are at risk of malnutrition and over 80,000 pregnant and nursing women in need special care. Children in poor remote areas are still underserved by relief efforts.
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).
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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.