Situation Update No. 6: Typhoon Damrey, Viet Nam - Saturday, 18 November 2017, 21:00 hrs (UTC+7)

1. HIGHLIGHTS

• From 15 November 2017, the 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:

➢ Casualties: death-toll, 110 people; 16 missing and 197 injured;
➢ Damages: at total 141,214 houses collapsed and/or damaged; 8,554 ha of paddy area flooded; 21,116 ha of vegetable and other agricultural areas damaged; 25,511 cages of aquaculture and marine products damaged; 1,348 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.
➢ The CCNDPC reported that all roads are now accessible.

• By 15 November 2017, AHA Centre In-Country Coordination Team (ICCT) with other humanitarian partners led by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) conducted damage and impact assessment with consultation from community leaders in Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen Provinces. A detailed joint assessment report will be published at a later date.

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

• The AHA Centre has delivered relief items to Cam Ranh International Airport on 16 November 2017 at 1125hrs (local time). The items delivered were as follows:
➢ Family kits
➢ Shelter repair kits
➢ Hygiene kits
➢ Flat bedded boat

• Situation Update No. 6 (18 November 2017) is the final Typhoon Damrey (28), two weeks after its landfall and emergency response. The AHA Centre, through its Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS), is now on alert to Tropical Storm Kirogi (31) on course to areas previously affected by Typhoon Damrey. The current forecast suggests it will made landfall north of Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa province, on 19 November 2017 morning.