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UNDP/MARD Vietnam Disaster Situation Report to UNDP Resident Representative 01 Dec 1999

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1. Summary of Current Disaster Conditions in Vietnam
1. Situation Analysis of Tropical depessure: (According to Bulletin No.ATND-XII-11 DBKT, issued by the Hydro-meteorological Service of Vietnam in Hanoi at 09:00 AM on 01 December 1999).

At 07:00 PM on 01 December 1999, the centre of the Tropical Depression was situated approximately at 9.0oN to 11.0oN latitude; 111.0oE to 113.0oE longitude, west of the Truong Sa Islands. The strongest wind force near the centre of the Tropical Depression was measured at Beaufort Scale 6 (39 to 49 km per hour) with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 6

Forecast:

Over the next 24 hours, the Tropical Depression will move to west and west south west at a speed of 10 km per hour.

Due to the effect of the Tropical Depression, in the west area of the Truong Sa Islands, there will be cyclone at Beaufort Scale 6 and winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 6. Since this evening, offshore from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau Provinces (including the Phu Quy and the Con Dao Islands), there will be cyclone at Beaufort Scale 6 with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 6.

2. Next information: The next information from the Standing Office of the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control is expected at 14:30 PM, 02 December 1999.

3. More in-depth information: Contact the DMU Website at: URL: http://www.undp.org.vn/dmu/index.html

4 Times: All times are given in Vietnamese Standard Time.

2. Steering Activity of the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control:

The Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control sent Official Telegram No. 46 at 20:20 on 01December 1999 to request the Provincial Committees for Flood and Storm Control of Ninh Thuan, Ba Ria- Vung Tau, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Kien Giang Provinces and the Southern Regional Committee for Flood and Storm Control to:

Inform fishermen the situation of the tropical depression so that they can actively plan for coping with the effects of the tropical depression.

Rigorously organise the activity of the provincial standing office to monitor the situation of the tropical depression.