Typhoon Wayne - Aug 1986

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Typhoon Medinh (Wayne) struck the Philippines on 2 September causing 10 deaths. Around 65 houses were totally damaged. There was also significant damage to agriculture and infrastructure. The typhoon flooded 70 percent of Metro Manila and Luzon, stranding thousands of people. Stricken areas included Pangasinan, Bataan, Bulcan, Pampanga, Benguet, Abra, Zambales and Metro Manila. (UN DHA, 5 September 1986)

The UNDRO/UNDP representative later reported that 23 people died and 70,113 families were affected. There were 438 totally and 555 partially damaged houses, and the total damage to agriculture and infrastructure was calculated at over US$6 million. (UN DHA, 8 September 1986)

Viet Nam

Typhoon Wayne struck Viet Nam from 1 to 3 a.m. on 6 September with winds reaching 120km/hour. (UN DHA, 13 September 1986) The typhoon resulted in 401 dead, 34 missing, and 2,502 injured - including 921 children and 894 women. Several thousand houses were destroyed or damaged as well as schools, hospitals, nurseries and warehouses. Around 13,930 hectares of rice crop were affected and 82,650 hectares flooded. (UN DHA, 25 September 1986)

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