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Viet Nam : Flood : 1999/08
GLIDE: FL-1999-000244-VNM  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 1999/08
Country
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Viet Nam
Name Flood
Outline The rapid rise of the water level of several rivers in the north, the centre and the south of Viet Nam, has caused serious flooding in the four Provinces of Binh Thuan, Lam Dong, Dac Lac and Dong Nai. The DMU reports that 40 people were killed.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2(1999/8/13)
40 people were killed. 1,658 houses were destroyed and 21,377 houses have been damaged.
About 20,000 hectares of paddy and crops were destroyed and 30,000 hectares have been inundated.
Total losses in the sector of agriculture and fisheries amount to approx. USD 7.31 million.
Landslides and floods have seriously affected the water distribution system. 97 bridges have either been destroyed or damaged. The estimated total economic losses in all four provinces amount to more than USD 19 million.
Vietnam - Floods OCHA Situation Report No.1
35 people were either killed or are missing.
In the four provinces, 8,464 houses have either been inundated, damaged or destroyed. About 24,000 hectares of farmland has been inundated (rice, paddy, sugar cane, maize).


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Report/Articles
  • Reuters 1999/08/13
    Heavy flooding that hit provinces in central and southern Vietnam late last month killed 40 people and destroyed 21,377 homes.But,important agricultural crops were not badly affected by the flooding.
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/08/13
    Flash floods in Vietnam have killed 40 people and destroyed 1,658 houses in four provinces since late July.
  • IFRC 1999/08/12
    Although local flood waters have receded, latest reports say that the water level on the Mekong River system continues to rise.
  • Reuters 1999/08/05
    In Vietnam, a meteorologist said heavy rains had begun to trigger floods in parts of the southern Mekong Delta and river levels were rising rapidly, and would probably rise further.
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/08/03
    In Vietnam, the toll for central and southern areas remained at 36 dead and three missing. Around 22,000 people were in "extreme need" without sufficient food or clean water.
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 1999/08/02
    Monsoon rains have left hundreds dead and millions homeless as floods and landslides wreak havoc across Asia. In Vietnam, the death toll in flash floods in the central province of Binh Thuan has risen to at least 30.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2(1999/8/13)

  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 (1999/8/4)
    Famine and epidemic diseases are likely to occur in Bin Thuan, the most affected Province. Many households have had no access to fresh water since July 30 when the local water supply system and electricity grid were completely destroyed.
  • Relief Web - Viet Nam: Floods