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Viet Nam : Typhoon : 2005/09/28
GLIDE: TC-2005-000164-VNM  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/09/28
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Viet Nam
Name Typhoon
Outline The death toll from Typhoon Damrey has risen sharply to more than 30 as flash floods and landslides caused by the storm hit the Vietnam's northern mountainous areas. Most of the deaths are in the province of Yen Bai, 180 km (110 miles) northwest of Hanoi.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/10/07
Dead: 59
Missing: 16
Injured: 28
Evacuated: 337,632
Houses collapsed/swept away: 4,746
Houses submerged: 113,523
Area of rice submerged: 240,174
Fishery dyke eroded: 75,000 m3 (Thanh Hoa)
Communication poles broken: 6,426
Total estimated loss: USD 219.25 million
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/09/30
Dead: 59
Injured: 13
Evacuated: nearly 600,000
Houses destroyed: 1,194
Houses damaged: 11,576
Rice fields submerged: more than 130,000 ha


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Report/Articles
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/10/07
    A joint assessment undertaken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), OXFAM-Great Britain, has identified urgent needs in the areas of health, education, water supply and sanitation, food and shelter, and reconstruction of houses and schools in Thanh Hoa and Nam Dinh provinces.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/09/30
    On 26 September, Typhoon Damrey, the most vigorous in the last 10 years, affected all coastal provinces from Quang Ninh to Quang Nam and Da Nang. By 27 September the wind speed reached 133 km/h hitting provinces from Hai Phong to Thanh. Total of 59 people have reportedly died and more than 13 people have been injured by Damrey and rains brought by the typhoon The total death toll by Damrey in the Philippines, China and Viet Nam has reached at least 90.
  • Vietnam News 2005/09/29
    Flash floods in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Damrey swept away 42 people in the northern province of Yen Bai, mostly from the district of Van Chan, on Tuesday night, according to the Central Steering Committee for Storm and Flood Control.
    Telephone network and electric posts were damaged by the storm, a Vietnam News Agency correspondent reported, preventing communication with local authorities.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/09/30
    The death toll from Typhoon Damrey and the flash floods it spawned in several Asian countries rose to at least 120 on Friday.
    The official Vietnam News Agency said all 51 people swept away by flash floods in the northern province of Yen Bai, 180 km (110 miles) northwest of Hanoi, had died although a provincial disaster official told Reuters only 33 bodies had been found.
  • Vietnam News Agency 2005/09/29
    Flash floods and landslides caused by tropical storm Damrey, washed away 51 people by the noon on Sept. 29, including at least 25 are dead, Remains of the dead were found by the rescue forces in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.
  • BBC News 2005/09/29
    The death toll from flash floods caused by a typhoon in northern Vietnam on Tuesday has now risen to more than 50.
    Most of the dead were in the province of Yen Bai, where a major rescue operation is still under way.
    Officials told the BBC that at least 51 people in the province had died. A further six deaths were reported by local media in other provinces.
  • CNN NEWS 2005/09/29
    The regional death toll from flash floods spawned by Typhoon Damrey has more than doubled to at least 74, as hardest-hit Vietnam said it had recovered the bodies of 33 people swept away in the northern mountains on Wednesday.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/09/29
    Vietnam widened the search on Thursday for victims of flash floods spawned by Typhoon Damrey which Prime Minister Phan Van Khai said had caused "extremely serious losses".
    With 54 people dead or missing in the north, a letter from Khai read out on state television asked the Fatherland Front, the Communist Party's mass organisation, to appeal to the nation for help.
  • Vietnam News Agency 2005/09/28
    Flash floods and landslides caused by tropical storm Damrey, which has been passing through Viet Nam since September 26, killed and washed away 34 people in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.
    A flash flood, which hit the Cat Thinh commune in Van Chan district on the night of September 27, killed and swept away 24 local people. By noon on September 28, rescue forces found the dead bodies of four victims.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/09/26
    Flash floods spawned by Typhoon Damrey killed at least four people in Thailand on Wednesday and hard-hit Vietnam said it had found the bodies of four of the 23 swept away in similar torrents in its northern mountains.
  • BBC News 2005/09/28
    Northern Vietnam has started clearing up after a powerful typhoon breached sea defences and forced thousands of people to evacuate inland.
    Typhoon Damrey killed at least four people in Vietnam, after leaving 16 dead on China's Hainan island.
  • CNN NEWS 2005/09/28
    The most likely area in Vietnam to suffer floods was the province of Ninh Binh, 90 km (55 miles) south of Hanoi, the government's Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention sa
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