Viet Nam

Situation Update No. 5: Typhoon Damrey, Viet Nam - Sunday, Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 22:00 hrs (UTC+7)



• Viet Nam Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC) maintained the following numbers of casualties, damages and impacts due to Typhoon Damrey: death-toll, 104 people; 19 people still missing and 197 injured; at total 141,139 houses collapsed and/or damaged; 9,163 ha of paddy area flooded; 20,783 ha of vegetable and other agricultural areas damaged; 69,990 cage of aquaculture and marine products damaged; 1,345 ships sunk or damaged; 205,141 meters of canals and embankments damaged; 92 irrigation dams (various sizes). In total, 4.33 million people estimated as being affected and 395,000 people in need of assistance.

• On 14 November 2017, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD) handed over a 100 million VND support for provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa. The MARD also directs General Department of Fisheries to study and coordinate with Department of Agiculture and Rural Development on resilient-recovery for agriculture and fisheries.

• The AHA Centre Disaster Response and Monitoring System (DMRS) and Joint Typhoon Warning Center have cancelled alert to Tropical Storm Haikui (30, 13 in Viet Nam). However,
Viet Nam National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast (NCHMF) on 14 November 2017 (19.00 hrs, UTC+7) maintained wind and heavy rainfall warning with potential flooding for Thua Thien Hue province.

• On 13 and 14 November 2017, AHA Centre In-Country Coordination Team (ICCT) together with other humanitarian partners conducted damage and impact assessment with consultation from community leaders in Khanh Binh area of Ninh Hoa and Van Thanh area of Van Ninh in Khanh Hoa Province.

• In general, debris management is underway with clear road access to Khanh Binh area. Most of the documented damage to dwelling was lost of roofing with no adequate reparation made as of 13 November. Khanh Binh is located east of Nha Trang city (capital of Khanh Hoa) with its communities rely on agricultural activities. It is recommended for humanitarian partners to start in-depth assessment for livelihood and subsequent recovery.

• Based on Vietnam Red Cross needs assessment, the broad priority needs are o Food and nutritional needs (Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue) o Access to clean water (Khanh Hoa and Binh Dinh) o Construction materials (Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Phu Yen) o Restoration of livelihoods- agriculture, aquaculture, and animal farming (Quang Nam,
Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, Thua Thien Hue and Binh Dinh)