AHA Centre Flash Update #2 - Tropical Storm Kirogi (31)

from ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance
Published on 19 Nov 2017

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).

  • Tropical Storm Damrey (28) had made landfall on 4 Nov 2017 with most damages sustained in Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen.

  • Storm surges and cold snaps had affected Quang Ngai, Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue with extensive flooding - Aquaculture goods have been harvested and stored before the storm approaches after lessons learnt from the previous Typhoon Damrey.

Preparedness & Response measures underway

  • Ninh Thuan province had an urgent ban on fishing boats off the coast from the morning of 18 Nov, and announced, calling for all boats to be anchored safely in the storm shelter before 2100 hrs on the 18 Nov.

  • More than 2,600 boats have entered shelter safe storm shelter. 535 ships operating at sea were reported to seek refuge - Flood warning between 19-24 Nov have been issued with likely floods on the rivers from Ha Tinh to Binh Thuan, in the Central Highlands and Dong Nai.

  • The total number of people expected to evacuate is 6,089 households / 28,879 people, now 5 households have been evacuated in Thuan Bac district.

  • Ensuring safety of tourists and issuing warnings to stay away from coastal areas.