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Viet Nam: Typhoon: 2009/09/29 Country Information on DRR

Period 2009/09/29
Country or District Viet Nam
Event Type Typhoon
Outline A powerful typhoon slammed into central Vietnam on Tuesday (29 September 2009) , killing 32 people and flooding towns and villages along the country's long coastline.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Government of Vietnam 2009/10/03
Unfortunately, casualties have increased to 162. 14 people are still missing and 616 people have been injured.

Reuters AlertNet 2009/10/01
State media in Vietnam said 85 people had died and 12 were missing after typhoon Ketsana swept through the country late on Tuesday. The government initially estimated damages in five of 12 affected provinces at more than $120 million.

Government of Vietnam 2009/09/30
Until 6.00 AM this morning (30 September 2009), 38 people were killed, ten missing and 81 wounded; nearly 5,800 houses collapsed or swept away; more than 26,000 hectares of crops are under deep water.

Reuters AlertNet 2009/09/29
Around 170,000 people were evacuated before the typhoon made landfall.

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OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/09/30
Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) (as of 30 September 2009)


International Charter/ UNOSAT 2009/10/01
Ketsana-09 Affected Areas in Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam (as of 01 October 2009)