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China - Typhoons Sep 1990 UNDRO Situation Report No. 1

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Situation Report
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UNDRO 90/1457
CHINA - TYPHOONS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
14 SEPT 1990

1. ON AUGUST 20, 31 AND SEPTEMBER 4, 8, SEVERE TYPHOONS SUCCESSIVELY HIT FUIJAN, ZHEJIANG, JIANGSU PROVINCES AND SHANGHAI MUNICIPALITY, GENERATING FLOODS AND CAUSING VAST LOSSES TO LIVES AND PROPERTY.

2. BASED ON PRELIMINARY REPORTS FROM CHINESE GOVERNMENT 559 PEOPLE DIED AND 2983 INJURED. 340,000 ROOMS COLLAPSED AND 1,164 MILLION DAMAGED. TOTAL ECONOMIC LOSSES ESTIMATED AT 6,6 BILLION YUAN (1,4 BILLION USD)

3. DURING LAST TWO MONTHS A TOTAL OF EIGHT TYPHOONS HAVE HIT SAME AREA. CUMULATIVE FIGURES FOR WHOLE TYPHOON SEASON TO DATE (FIGURES ABOVE INCLUDED) AS FOLLOWS: DEATHS 785, INJURED 4,089, MISSING 58, ROOMS DESTROYED 409,000, ROOMS DAMAGED 1,340,000, ECONOMIC LOSS 9 BILLION RMB (1,9 BILLION USD).

4. IN SPITE OF MASSIVE NATIONAL RELIEF EFFORT EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS STILL UNMET. MOST URGENT OUTSTANDING NEEDS ARE GRAIN (UNSPECIFIED QUANTITIES), BLANKETS, TENTS,AND BLEACHING POWDER. FOR LONGER TERM REHABILITATION ASPHALT SHEETS, STEEL AND TIMBER REQUIRED.

5. CHINESE GOVT STATES IT WELCOMES AND STANDS READY TO ACCEPT ANY FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TO ALLEVIATE DISASTER INFLICTED SUFFERING ON LOCAL POPULATION.

6. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN CLOSE CONSULTATIONS WITH CHINESE GOVT PREPARING SPECIAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME. UNDRO CONTRIBUTING EMERGENCY GRANT OF 20,000 USD FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF NEEDS.

7. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS OR AID IN KIND BY TELEX (414242 DRO CH), FAX (41-22-733-5623) OR E-MAIL (UNIENET ID UNX008), WITH COPY TO UNDP/MANILA (TELEX 075/722-22250), FAX (00632-8164061).

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 414242 DRO CH

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