|Viet Nam : Flood : 1999/11|
|Outline||On 01 - 03 November 1999, due to the effect of strong cold air front in combination with the activities of a tropical conversion, there were heavy-to-very heavy rains in the Central Provinces from Quang Binh to Binh Dinh.
Heavy rain, concentrating in a short period of time, caused flash flood in some places in mountainous areas of Quang Nam Province and Thua Thien-Hue Province, and caused large flooding on river banks from Quang Nam to Binh Dinh Provinces. The floods killed nearly 600 people and caused damage of around $250 million.
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
|OCHA Situation Report No.2 1999/11/09|
|535 people have died as a result of the fortnight's flooding, 324 of whom lived in the province of Thua Thien Hue.
15,000 people have been evacuated.
|At least 63,726 ha of paddy fields have been damaged by the deluge, and 11,813 ha definitively lost, while 30,985 ha of other crops have been damaged.||Parts of National Highway One, which links Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, and long tracks of the north-south railway are still impassable.|
|OCHA Situation Report No. 3 1999/11/12|
|At least 63,726 ha of paddy fields have been damaged by the deluge, and 11,813 ha definitively lost, while 30,985 ha of other crops have been damaged. Figures for livestock losses occasioned by the floods reach as high as 693,154.
32,830 tons of food have gone to waste and 130,000 tons, including rice and corn, lie rotting in warehouses.
|267 km of road and 5,416 m of dykes used for conducting water resources and for transportation suffered heavy damages.|
|At least 550 people died and 63 have been reported missing since last week's disaster.||The floods are estimated to have caused 200 million dollars in damages in the region, one of the poorest in the country.|
|It said 9,862 people had eye infections, 9,347 had diarrhea, 1,096 people suffered from dysentery.||The floods killed nearly 600 people and caused damage of around $250 million.|
|OCHA Situation Report No.1 1999/11/05|
|On 5 November the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control (CCFSC) reported at least 233 deaths resulting from more than a fortnight of flooding in central Vietnam.||Accurate figures are impossible owing to interrupted communication lines, but it is known that more than 255,299 houses have collapsed and 15,000 households have been evacuated. At least 6,477 ha of paddy fields have been damaged by the deluge, and 5,588 ha definitively lost. According to the CCFSC, 32,830 tons of food have gone to waste. 38.3 km of road and 8,140 m of dykes used for conducting water resources and for transportation have suffered heavy damages.||Telecommunications have been reestablished in the former imperial capital, Hue city, which is home to 1 million people.|
|Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center|