Being better prepared for harsher and more frequent disasters is a key aspect of ACT International's appeal for a typhoon-hit Vietnam province.
Vietnam was one of the lesser-known countries subject to the beatings of Typhoon Ketsana in late September. It lost 163 people in 14 provinces stretching from north central Vietnam to south central highlands.
Appeal Target: US$ 242,400
Balance Requested: US$ 209,067
Geneva, 2 November 2009
Typhoon Ketsana hit Vietnam on 29 September 2009. The center of the typhoon was the border between the provinces of Quang Nam and Quang Ngai, south of Danang City. Besides strong winds of up to 167 km per hour (UNDP Situation Reports no. 2 on 29 September and 3 on 30 September), the typhoon caused heavy rainfall. In the central province of Thua Thien Hue weather stations measured between 400 and 846 mm of rain (report from the Provincial People's Committee on 30 September).
Geneva, September 30, 2009
1.Brief description of the emergency: On the 26th of September, Typhoon Ketsana caused havoc in the Philippines. The Typhoon then continued on to Central Vietnam and reached the coast at 0700GMT near the city of Da Nang. Heavy winds and rain (up to 500mm) has had a devastating effect on the area and more rains are expected. The major population centres of Hue and Da Nang Cities have seen major flooding. Reports from more outlying regions are still scattered, but there is expected to be major water damage and possible landslides.
VIETNAM (ACT) - Hue - September 30, 2009
Typhoon Ketsana, which caused havoc in the Philippines at the weekend, has killed 41 people in Vietnam.
However, Vietnamese residents remain on alert as heavy rain is forecast for the coming days.
Worst hit were the major population centres of Hue and Da Nang.
Geneva, 20 September, 2000