On 3 November, Typhoon ‘Gay’ hit the Gulf of Thailand with winds of up to 120km/h and landed in Chumphon, which caused extensive damages. Roads, railways and telephone links in southern provinces were cut off. Affected areas included Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khri Khan, Ranong, Rayong, Songkhla and Surat Thani provinces.
The Ministry of Interior said that 458 people died and more than 154,000 were affected. At least 254 schools, and 115 temples and mosques were damaged. More than 183,000 HA of agricultural land was damaged and 20,000 livestock perished. (UN DHA, 17 November 1989)