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30 May 1989 description


UNDRO 89/1145
VIET NAM CYCLONE CECIL
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
30 MAY 1989

1. ON 25/5, TROPICAL CYCLONE CECIL HIT CENTRAL PART OF COUNTRY,
PASSING OVER DA NANG CITY. HIGH TIDES CAUSED ADDITIONAL DAMAGE
TO COASTAL AREAS ALREADY FLOODED BY 300 MM RAINS.

2. PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGE AS FOLLOWS:

- 78 DEAD, 364 MISSING, 50 INJURED, 150,000 LEFT HOMELESS.
- 23,500 HOUSES AND 150 SCHOOLS COLLAPSED/DAMAGED, AND SERIOUS
DAMAGE CAUSED TO PUBLIC/PRIVATE BUILDINGS, FOOD STOCKS IN DA