China - Taiwan Province

Taiwan - Typhoon Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2009

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published

Attachments

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: The last fact sheet was dated August 18, 2009.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- More than two weeks after Typhoon Morakot caused extensive flooding and landslides throughout central and southern Taiwan, local authorities have increased the number of dead to 376 people, including 238 confirmed deaths in Hsiaolin village in most-affected Kaohsiung County. According to Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MoI), more than 6,000 individuals remain displaced, while 254 others have been reported missing. The official death toll is expected to increase as recovery operations continue and the missing are confirmed dead.

- According to the Taiwan Council of Agriculture, the typhoon and related heavy rainfall resulted in more than $450 million in damage to crops, livestock, and nearly 4,900 hectares of agricultural land, primarily in Pingtung, Chiayi, Taitung, and Kaohsiung counties.

- Signifying the end of the emergency response phase, the Taipei Central Disaster Response Operations Center (CDROC) stood down on August 20, transferring responsibility to a newly established Reconstruction Advancement Commission (RAC).

- The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) has concluded humanitarian operations in Taiwan. DoD cargo planes and helicopters conducted a total of 55 missions delivering 20 pieces of excavation equipment and relief supplies to affected areas.

- As of August 26, the U.S. Government (USG) has provided nearly $1 million in humanitarian assistance for Typhoon Morakot, including $250,000 from USAID/OFDA for procurement and distribution of emergency relief supplies and nearly $700,000 in DoD assistance through the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (OHDACA) account for logistics, transportation, and relief commodities.

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
SOURCE
Total Affected Population
769,159 households
Taiwan MoI - August 25, 2009
Dead
376
Taiwan MoI - August 25, 2009
Missing
254
Taiwan MoI - August 25, 2009
Injured
46
Taiwan MoI - August 25, 2009
Evacuated or Displaced
24,950 evacuated,
6078 displaced
Taiwan MoI - August 25, 2009
Infrastructure Damage
358 roads damaged,
57 bridges and dikes damaged
Taiwan MoI - August 25, 2009

FY 2009 HUMANITARIAN FUNDING PROVIDED TO DATE
USAID/OFDA Assistance to Taiwan: $250,000
DoD Assistance to Taiwan: $699,800
Total USG Humanitarian Assistance to Taiwan:$949,800

Map: USG Humanitarian Assistance Provided to Taiwan in FY 2009 (as of 26 Aug 2009)