Situation Update No. 3: Typhoon Damrey, Viet Nam - Saturday, 11 November 2017, 18:00 hrs (UTC+7)

Report
from Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Published on 11 Nov 2017

Highlights

  • Viet Nam Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC) has shared with AHA Centre the updated figure on damage and impact assessment following Typhoon Damrey. Official figures recorded the number of death-toll is 104 people, with additional 19 people are still missing and 197 injured. Recorded evacuees in evacuation centers located in three provinces are 35,168 people (8,516 families).
  • As of 11 November 2017, it is reported 3,261 houses collapsed, 120,961 houses damaged, 10,296 Hectare of rice field inundated, 21,984 vegetable and other crops fields inundated, and 25,504 aquaculture cages destroyed. Regional transportation access improved, and the number of inaccessible points reduced to only 9 (nine) locations (See Section 3 for detail).
  • The AHA Centre Disaster Response and Monitoring System (DMRS) has detected a slowdown with the movement of Tropical Storm Haikui (30, No. 13 in Viet Nam) and current forecast suggests it will not make landfall in Viet Nam. National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast (NCHMF) warns that Tropical Storm Haikui will still bring heavy rains 150 to 200mm, with local rains reaching up to 300-400mm in Quang Tri to Quang Ngai.
  • As of 11 November 2017, all AHA Centre personnel have moved to Khanh Hoa Province for further assessment and verification of most affected provinces and preparation of accepting the DELSA stockpiles, which will be send from Subang, Malaysia.

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 affected around 4 million people in 14 provinces in central-south provinces of Viet Nam.
  • Forecast on Tropical Storm Haikui (30, No. 13 in Viet Nam) suggests it will not make landfall in Viet Nam and potentially will not give additional significant risks to 14 provinces affected by Typhoon Damrey (See Figure 1). As of 11 November 2017, 17.00 (UTC+7) the maximum wind speed was 65 kph, wind gusts of 83 kph.