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UNDRO 89/2304

THAILAND TYPHOON 'GAY' -
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
9 NOVEMBER 1989

1. ON 3 NOVEMBER, TYPHOON 'GAY' HIT GULF OF THAILAND WITH WIND UP TO 120 KM/H AND LANDED CHUMPHON, WHICH CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGES. ROADS, RAILWAYS AND TELEPHONE LINKS WITH SOUTHERN PROVINCES WERE CUT OFF.

2. AFFECTED AREAS ARE CHUMPHON, NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, PHETCHABURI, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, RANONG, RAYONG, SONGKHLA AND SURAT THANI PROVINCES. MOST AFFECTED ARE CHUMPHON.

3. MINISTRY OF INTERIOR REPORTED ESTIMATED DAMAGE AS FOLLOWS: