Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar/Burma, Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Damrey Update (GDACS, NCHMF, PAGASA, NDRRMC, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 3 November 2017)
Tropical cyclone DAMREY continued moving west strengthening as a Typhoon. On 3 November at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 470 km east of Nha Trang (South Central Coast region, Vietnam) and it had maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.
Over the next 48 hours it is forecast to continue moving west toward southern Vietnam, strengthening. It may approach Nha Trang city on 4 November early morning (UTC), as a Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect several areas of southern and central Vietnam over 3-5 November as well as southern Cambodia, southern Thailand, and southern Myanmar/Burma over 4-7 November.
In Philippines, heavy rain has been affecting southern Luzon and Visayas islands over the last days causing floods and landslides. According to local media, as of 3 November at 8.00 UTC, two people died in a landslide in Batangas province (Calabarzon region, Luzon).
In Vietnam, as of 3 November at 7.00 UTC, four people died in Quang Nam province (South Central Coast region) and at least 1 250 people and 500 houses have been evacuated in the province of Phu Yen province (South Central Coast region).