AHA Centre Flash Update #4 - Typhoon Damrey (28)


The AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS) has recognized that Typhoon Damrey (28) stopped on 4 November 2017, 19.00 (UTC+7), and damages in provinces in Central-South of Vietnam were sustained.

This is the final update for alert status to Typhoon Damrey (28).

AHA Centre will continue to monitor the emergency response situation on the ground. Updates will be provided should the situation escalate

AHA Centre insight for Tropical Storm Damrey (28)


Situation on 4 November 2017

Steering Committee for natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported:

  • Affected provinces: Khanh Hoa, Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi, Ninh Thuận, Đắk Lắk, and Đắk Nông

  • Number of evacuees in Phú Yên, Khánh Hoà and Ninh Thuận provinces: 35,100 people (est.)

  • Evacuees in Cần Giờ District of Ho Chi Minh City reached over 1,700 people.

  • In total, at least 20 have died and 17 are missing, with an estimated 112 boats that sank in the storm.

  • About 531 houses totally collapsed, 24,000 houses damaged. The most affected areas are located in Khanh Hoa Provinces, with 15,838 houses damaged.

  • Electricity black out occurred in some locations in Khánh Hoà and Phú Yên Provinces, which was resolved by 5 pm on 4 November 2017.

Situation on 3 November 2017

  • Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control convened on Friday, 3 Nov 17 for emergency response.

  • Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung arrived in South Central provinces to direct emergency response to Typhoon Damrey.

  • Phu Yen Province Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention & Search and Rescue reported:
    ▪ 7 towns isolated
    ▪ 500 households (1,250 residents) were evacuated
    ▪ 600 hectares of crops affected following floods

  • Khanh Hoa Province Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention & Search and Rescue reported:
    ▪ Evacuation order imposed on 1,300 residents in lowland areas on Friday (3 November 2017)
    ▪ 880 hectares of rice in Van Ninh District inundated & destroyed
    ▪ 317 fishing boats were at sea while Typhoon Damrey approached


11 cities/provinces are at risk according to statement by Minister of Water Resources & Meteorology

Key considerations for response:

  • Hilly areas with limited transportation access may experience disruption due to storm.

  • Due to heavy rainfall & sea wave with height 2 to 3 meters, protection of fishermen and farmers must be prioritized.