China

Typhoon Sally Information Report No. 1, 12 September 1996

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Situation Report
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Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0343
1. ON 11 SEPTEMBER 1996, THE CHINESE MINISTRY OF CIVIL AFFAIRS PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE IMPACT OF TYPHOON SALLY WHICH MADE LANDFALL AT THE COASTAL AREAS OF WUCHUAN CITY, GUANGDONG PROVINCE, IN THE MORNING OF 9 SEPTEMBER 1996.

2. THE TYPHOON CAUSED DAMAGE AND LOSS OF LIFE IN SOUTHWESTERN GUANGDONG AND SOUTHEASTERN GUANGXI PROVINCES. ACCORDING TO INITIAL STATISTICS, THE DEATH TOLL IS 147, WITH MORE THAN 5,000 INJURED AND 50 MISSING. 272,000 HOUSES WERE DESTROYED AND 1,220,000 DAMAGED.

15 MILLION PEOPLE AS WELL AS 680,000 HECTARES OF CROPS WERE AFFECTED. HIGHWAYS, TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES, DIKES AND DAMS SUFFERED SEVERE DAMAGE.

GUANGDONG PROVINCE

9.4 MILLION PEOPLE IN NINE COUNTIES (INCLUDING ZHANJIANG, MAOMING AND YANGJIANG) AND 252 TOWNSHIPS WERE AFFECTED.

  • DEATH TOLL: 123, INJURED: 4,333, PERSONS EVACUATED: 80,000.
  • DAMAGE TO HOUSES: 181,000 DESTROYED, 718,000 DAMAGED.
  • CROP AREA AFFECTED: 366,000 HECTARES.
GUANGXI PROVINCE

6 MILLION PEOPLE IN SIXTEEN COUNTIES AND CITIES (INCLUDING BEIHEI, QINZHOU, AND YULIN) WERE AFFECTED.

  • DEATH TOLL: 24, INJURED: 1,000, MISSING: 50, PERSONS EVACUATED: 90,000.
  • DAMAGE TO HOUSES: 91,000 DESTROYED, 51,000 SERIOUSLY DAMAGED.
3. GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES AT ALL LEVELS ARE ENGAGED IN RESCUE AND RELIEF WORK. NO REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN MADE.

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