Vietnam – Over 40 Dead as Typhoon Damrey Dumps Over 1 Metre of Rain

As predicted, Typhoon Damrey made landfall in south Vietnam on 04 November, 2017, bringing with it extreme rainfall and strong winds with gusts of 90 km/h.

Tra My in Quang Nam province recorded 1,470 mm of rain in 48 hours between 03 and 05 November. At least 8 other locations recorded around 1,000 mm of rain or more during that period. A Luoi in Thua Thien Hue province recorded 751 mm of rain in 24 hours to 05 November.

Vietnam’s Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention said that, among others, the Thu Bon river in Quang Nam and the Con river in Binh Dinh province are bother overflowing.

As of 05 November, the Steering Committee said that 44 people have lost their lives and 19 were missing. At least 27 people have died in Khanh Hoa (27), where a further 14 are still missing, 9 of them at sea.

Other fatalities occurred in Quang Ngai (4), Binh Dinh (3), Lam Dong (3) and Dak Lak (5 deaths, 4 of them at sea). Deaths were also reported in Phu Yen and Kon Tum.

At least 35 000 people have been evacuated across affected areas. Almost 80,000 houses have been damaged and 2,000 collapsed, most of them in Quang Ngai and Khanh Hoa, according to the Steering Committee.

More than 40,000 hectares of crops has also been damaged, including sugar cane, rice fields and rubber plantations, according to Reuters.

Over 70 people died when major flooding hit Vietnam in October 2017.

Flood Summary

Last updated: November 9, 2017
Event
Typhoon Damrey, Philippines and Vietnam, November 2017
Date
November 2, 2017
Type
River flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall
Typhoon Damrey began as a tropical depression that swept across the Philippines from 31 October to 02 November, 2017, causing some flooding and landslides. Later the storm developed into a typhoon and made landfall in Vietnam on 04 November.

Locations

A - San Juan, Batangas (Philippines)
B - Khanh Hoa (Vietnam)
C - Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
D - Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
E - Lam Dong (Vietnam)

Magnitude

Rainfall level
171.3 mm in 24 hours
Daet, Philippines - October 31 to November 1, 2017
Rainfall level
183.6 mm in 24 hours
Calapan - November 1 to November 2, 2017
Rainfall level
751 mm in 24 hours
A Luoi, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam - November 4 to November 5, 2017
Nam Dong (Thua Thien Hue) - 535 mm Kham Duc (Quang Nam) - 500 mm Ta Luong (Thua Thien Hue) - 630 mm Tra Bong (Quang Ngai) - 641 mm Thuong Nhat (Thais) - 552 mm Tay Tra (Quang Ngai) - 553 mm Nam Dong (Thua Thien Hue) - 540 mm
Rainfall level
783 mm in 24 hours
Tra My, Quang Nam - November 4 to November 5, 2017
Rainfall level
535 mm in 24 hours
Nam Dong, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam - November 4 to November 5, 2017
Rainfall level
641 mm in 24 hours
Tra Bong, Quang Ngai, Vietnam - November 4 to November 5, 2017
River level
Overflowing
Thu Bon river in Quang Nam, Vietnam - November 4 to November 6, 2017
River level
Overflowing
Con river in Binh Dinh province, Vietnam - November 4 to November 6, 2017

Damages

Fatalities
2 people
Philippines - November 1 to November 2, 2017
Fatalities
91 people
Vietnam - November 4 to November 9, 2017
Evacuated
30,000
Vietnam - November 4 to November 6, 2017
Buildings destroyed
1,501
Vietnam - November 1 to November 9, 2017
Quang Nam 10; Quang Ngai 30; Binh Dinh 151; Phu Yen 177; Khanh Hoa 993; Gia Lai 16; Dak Nong 02; Lam Dong 03. Also 119,419 houses damaged

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