Situation Update No. 2: Typhoon Damrey, Viet Nam - Friday, 10 November 2017, 18:00 hrs (UTC+7)
• The CCNDPC assessment as of 10 November 2017 suggest Typhoon Damrey have affected 14 provinces and resulted in death of 100 people with 18 more are still missing. It is recorded that 1,484 houses totally collapsed, 124,222 houses damaged, 10,295 Ha of rice fields inundated and damaged, 56,042 Ha of other agricultural areas damaged and 25,504 cages of aquaculture damaged. As of 10 November 2017, floods in Quang Ngai have receded. Flooding still exists in Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen.
• The AHA Centre is on stand-by for further emergency response and heightened its disaster monitoring, particularly with the projected path of Tropical Storm Haikui (30, No. 13 in Viet Nam). Although the maximum projected wind speeds of TS Haikui-30 only up to 111 kph, moderate-to-strong wind and rainfall may put additional risk to 8 provinces (out of 14) that currently affected by Typhoon Damrey.
2. SUMMARY OF DISASTER EVENT
The AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS) increased the alert level to “WATCH” for Tropical Storm Twenty-eight (TS 28) on 2 November 2017, and increased to “WARNING” level on 3 November 2017 with projected landfall in Viet Nam the following day.
Typhoon ‘Damrey’ with maximum sustained winds of 139 kph (wind gust up to 167 kph) made landfall on Saturday morning, 4 November 2017, in between south of Phu Yen Province and north of Khanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam.
Following the landfall of Typhoon Damrey, a 0.9 m storm surge was observed in Ninh Ma. In addition, flooded areas and landslides were identified in Quang Tri, Thue Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Lam Dong, Dac Nong, Dac Lac, Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces. Initial estimation suggests Typhoon Damrey has affecting around 4 million people in 14 provinces in central-south provinces of Viet Nam.