China - Typhoons/Floods Jul 1986 UNDRO Information Reports 1-6

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 15 Jul 1986


UNDRO 86/1674
CHINA - TYPHOON PEGGY
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
15 JULY 1986

1. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE BEIJING REPORTS TWO DISASTERS HIT CHINA ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY OVER WEEKEND. TYPHOON PEGGY STRUCK SOUTH CHINA COAST AND STRONG TORNADO HIT EAST COAST.

2. TYPHOON PEGGY AND TORRENTIAL RAIN BATTERED EASTERN GUANGDONG PROVINCE FRIDAY LEAVING 21 DEAD, 297 INJURED AND OVER 100,000 PEOPLE STRANDED. ENORMOUS DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND AGRICULTURE DUE TO FLOODS, LANDSLIDES. TOTAL LOSS ESTIMATED US DLRS 166 MILLION. TYPHOON THEN MOVED TO GUANGXI ZHUANG REGION.

3. IN SHANGHAI, POWERFUL TORNADO, WORST IN 30 YEARS, LASHED SOUTHEASTERN SUBURBS. 31 DEAD, OVER 500 INJURED AND 1300 HOUSES DESTROYED.

4. TROOPS HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP WITH RESCUE WORK. ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED FROM AFFECTED AREAS. EFFORTS CONTINUE TO RESCUE SOME 10,000 PEOPLE STILL STRANDED.

5. TO DATE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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UNDRO 86/1690

CHINA - TYPHOON PEGGY
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 2
16 JULY 1986

SITUATION

1. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS FOLLOWING UPDATE:

- 172 DEAD, 800 INJURED

- OVER 510,000 PEOPLE STRANDED BY FLOODS

- 55 CITIES SEVERELY HIT BY RAINFALL AVERAGING 200 MM AND IN SOME PLACES 500-800 MM. 533,000 HECTARES FARMLAND FLOODED.

- 257,000 HOUSES, 1,600 BRIDGES AND 1,600 KM ROAD DESTROYED OR SERIOUSLY DAMAGED.

- SEVERAL SECTIONS MEIJIANG RIVER BANK BROKE 15/7, INUNDATING MEICHEN, COUNTY SEAT, LEAVING OVER 100,000 PEOPLE STRANDED ON ROOFTOPS.

NATIONAL RESPONSE

2. LOCAL GOVT MOBILIZED POPULATION FOR RESCUE WORK. SOME SOURCES REPORT 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE INVOLVED.

3. SO FAR GOVT HAS NOT APPEALED FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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UNDRO 86/1752

CHINA - TYPHOONS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 3
25 JULY 1986

1. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE BEIJING REPORTS THAT A NEW TYPHOON AND TORRENTIAL RAINS STRUCK COAST GUANGXI ZHUANG REGION EARLY THIS WEEK, LEAVING 22 DEAD, 700 INJURED, 100 MISSING. NUMEROUS DIKES BROKEN, HUNDREDS VILLAGES AND OVER 13,300 HECTARES FARMLAND FLOODED, 200 FISHING BOATS SUNK. ESTIMATED DAMAGE APPROX US DLRS 54.1 MILLION.

2. NO GOVT REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL APPEAL HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

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UNDRO 86/1837

CHINA - TYPHOONS/FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 4
6 AUGUST 1986

SITUATION

1. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE BEIJING REPORTS HEAVY FLOODS CAUSED BY TORRENTIAL RAINS IN TWO NORTHEAST PROVINCES OF CHINA.

2. LIAONING PROVINCE: FLOODS HAVE KILLED 30 PEOPLE, COVERED 1530 VILLAGES AND DESTROYED 80,000 HECTARES OF CROPS. MORE THAN 250,000 HECTARES FARMLAND AND THOUSANDS OF HOUSES UNDER WATER AS RAINS HAVE WASHED AWAY OVER 350 RIVER DIKES AND DESTROYED 86 BRIDGES. CROP LOSSES ESTIMATED AT OVER 800,000 TONS. MORE RAINS EXPECTED THIS MONTH.

3. JILIN PROVINCE: APPROX. 2 MILLION PEOPLE AND ONE MILLION HECTARES FARMLAND REPORTED HEAVILY AFFECTED BY FLOODS.

NATIONAL RESPONSE

4. LIAONING AUTHORITIES HAVE REQUESTED OFFICIALS AT ALL LEVELS TO MOBILIZE EVERY MEANS OF RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO KEEP EMERGENCY UNDER CONTROL.

5. IN JILIN PROVINCE OVER ONE MILLION PEOPLE INCLUDING 6,000 ARMYMEN HAVE BEEN MOBILIZED TO ASSIST IN ALLEVIATING SITUATION.

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UNDRO 86/2128

CHINA - TYPHOON VERA
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 5
29 AUGUST 1986

SITUATION

1. UNDRO RESREP REPORTS HEAVY CASUALITIES AND PROPERTY LOSS CAUSED BY TYPHOON VERA IN SHANGHAI ON WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST 1986:

EIGHT DEAD AND 25 INJURED, 500 HOUSES DESTROYED, 8 INDUSTRIAL CHIMNEYS BLOWN DOWN, CROP LAND FLOODED, INTERRUPTION ELECTRICITY, (1400 LINES CUT).

2. SCOPE OF DAMAGE REDUCED BY PREPAREDNESS MEASURES.

3. GOVT WILL MAINLY RELY ON OWN RESOURCES BUT INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE WELCOME ALTHOUGH NOT OFFICIALY REQUESTED.

4. UNDRO READY TO COORDINATE ASSISTANCE BETWEEN POSSIBLE DONORS AND CHINESE AUTHORITIES.

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UNDRO 86/2219

CHINA - FLOODS NORTH-EAST CHINA
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 6
8 SEPTEMBER 1986

SITUATION

1. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS SERIOUS FLOODS HAVE CAUSED TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTIES TO ALREADY DISASTER-STRICKEN AREAS OF JILIN PROVINCE. IMPORTANT GRAIN STOCKS LOST, AND HARVESTS OF 2,310,000 SMALL FARMERS DESTROYED, OVER 400,000 HOUSES COLLAPSED.

2. UNDRO REPRESENTATIVE INDICATES FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS TO COVER THESE LOSSES:

- 460,000 TONS FOOD GRAINS,

- 300,000 M3 TIMBER, 100,000 TONS CEMENT, 40,000 TONS STEEL AND 650,000 M3 SHEET GLASS, FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF HOMES,

- 117,000 TONS CEMENT, 29,000 TONS STEEL AND 10,000 TONS TAR FOR WATER STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION PROJECTS,

- IN ADDITION RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR EVACUATION AND RE-SETTLEMENT OF 800,000 DISASTER-STRICKEN PEOPLE,

TOTAL MONETARY VALUE OF THESE REQUIREMENTS ESTIMATED AT OVER US DLRS 250,000,000.

3. WHILE GOVT IS NOT REQUESTING INTERNATIONAL ASSSISTANCE, UNDRO INFORMED THAT SPONTANEOUS OFFERS FROM DONOR COMMUNITY MIGHT BE CONSIDERED.

4. INTERESTED DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO OF THEIR INTENTION.

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