Vietnam – 2 Dead, 1 Missing After Floods in Central Areas

Tropical Depression Kirogi made landfall in south eastern Vietnam on 19 November.

Although the storm dissipated over land later that day, some central areas of the country have seen heavy rainfall which has led to flooding in Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri provinces.

According to Vietnam’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, 2 people drowned in flooding in central Thua Thien Hue province. Another person was swept away by flood water and is still missing.

Over 8,000 homes have been flooded, nearly all of them in Thua Thien Hue and around 300 in central Quang Tri province, where some crops and aquaculture have also suffered. Flooding has also damaged several hundred metres of embankments of the River Hieu in Cam Lo district, Quang Tri province.

Some areas of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri provinces recorded around 300 mm of rain in a 24 hour period to 21 November.

Local media reported that reservoirs in the central region and the central highlands region had released water to cope with high levels of water.

Vietnam has been struggling to deal with a seemingly endless stream of storms – Doksuri, Khanun, Damrey, Haikui and Kirogi – since September this year.

Flood Summary

Last updated: November 22, 2017
Event
Central Vietnam, November 2017
Date
November 21, 2017
Type
Flash flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

A - Huong Tra, Thua Thien Hue
B - Quang Tri
C - Cam Lo, Quang Tri

Magnitude

Rainfall level
300 mm in 24 hours
My Chanh, Quang Tri - November 20 to November 21, 2017
Rainfall level
296 mm in 24 hours
Hai Tan, Quang Tri - November 20 to November 21, 2017
Rainfall level
243 mm in 24 hours
Phu Oc, Thien Hue - November 20 to November 21, 2017

Damages

Fatalities
2 people
Huong Tra Town, Thua Thien Hue Province - November 20 to November 21, 2017
Buildings damaged
8289 buildings
November 20 to November 21, 2017
Thua Thien Hue 7,966 houses, Quang Tri 323 houses

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