Viet Nam

Viet Nam - Typhoon Frankie Information report No. 1, 29 July 1996

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Situation Report
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Posted
Originally published
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0251
SITUATION

1. TYPHOON FRANKIE, THE FIRST MAJOR STORM TO HIT VIETNAM THIS YEAR, STRUCK THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY ON 24 JULY. THE MOST AFFECTED PROVINCES ARE NAM HA, THAI BINH AND NINH BINH PROVINCES, WHERE HEAVY RAINS CAUSED FLOODS, AND THE WIND HIT THE PORTS HARD, DAMAGING 354 FISHING BOATS.

2. THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR FLOOD AND STORM CONTROL HAS PROVIDED A CONSOLIDATED REPORT ON THE IMPACT OF THE TYPHOON AS OF 28 JULY.

3. THE REPORT STATES THAT 41 PEOPLE HAVE DIED, 224 ARE INJURED AND 24 ARE MISSING. 22,310 HOUSES COLLAPSED, WHILST 194,651 HOUSES WERE SUBMERGED. APPROX. 8,000 CLASSROOMS WERE AFFECTED BY THE IMPACT, AS WELL AS APPROX. 2,400 HOSPITAL ROOMS

4. THE COMMITTEE ALSO REPORTS THE LOSS OF 37,755 HA OF RICE FIELDS, WHILST 177,875 HA OF RICE FIELDS WERE SUBMERGED. ALSO ROADS, WATER RESOURCES AND ELECTRICITY EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED.

NATIONAL RESPONSE

5. THE GOVERNMENT HAS MADE A DAMAGE AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF THE THREE PROVINCES, AND IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING PRIORITY TASKS TO BE CARRIED OUT: 1. RESCUING MISSING PEOPLE, TAKING CARE OF THE INJURED AND ORGANIZING EMERGENCY RELIEF FOR THE AFFECTED HOUSEHOLDS. 2. URGENTLY REPAIR AND REINFORCE DYKES. 3. RECOVER INFRASTRUCTURE, PARTICULARLY ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR PUMPING, CARRY OUT ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION AND RETRANSPLANT RICE. 4. DRAW LESSONS FOR REDUCING NEGATIVE IMPACT OF NEXT TYPHOONS.

6. THE UN/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN HANOI INFORMS THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT ISSUED, NOR IS EXPECTED TO ISSUE, AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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