Typhoon Doksuri – Death Toll Rises in Vietnam, Flooding Hits Northern Thailand

Disaster officials in Vietnam say that 9 people have died, 4 are still missing and 112 injured after Typhoon Doksuri made landfall on 15 September, 2017.

Doksuri has since weakened to a tropical depression, moving over north and north east Thailand and bringing with it heavy rainfall. Flooding has been reported in several provinces.


Typhoon Doksuri made landfall in the afternoon of Friday 15 September 2017 in Vietnam, with maximum sustained winds of 135 kph (wind gust up to 185 kph) and heavy rain. Cua Viet in Quang Tri province recorded 381 mm between 14 and 15 September.

Fatalities occurred in Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Quang Binh ( 2 in each) and Nghe An and Thua Thien Hue provinces. Four people are still missing in Quang Binh

Damage assessments from Vietnam’s Department of Natural Resources Prevention and Protection (DNDPC) reveal that 1,185 houses have been totally destroyed, 152,559 houses damaged and 10,923 houses flooded.

The worst hit areas were Ha Tinh and Quang Binh Provinces, according to the AHA Centre
(ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management).

Farming and agriculture also suffered major damage. Around 4,473 hectares of rice fields were inundated, 8,277 hectares of other agricultural land inundated and 16,108 hectares of aquaculture farms damaged.


Thailand’s Department of Disaster Mitigation and Prevention said on 17 September that the effects of tropical storm Doksuri have been felt in 29 districts in nine provinces. However, the situation has since eased in some of them.

According to Thai news agency NNT, Nong Han lake in Sakon Nakhon has overflowed. In Phrae, the heavy rains caused by tropical storm Doksuri increased the water level of Mae Man reservoir on 17 September.

In Sukhothai, warning were issued after the Yon river overflowed.

More than 9,500 households and 13,000 rai (2,000 hectares) of farmland in six districts have been affected by flooding in Phitsanulok.

Farmland in Uthai Thani was severely damaged by heavy rain and strong winds.

Rainfall in Thailand, 16 September 2017

Figures according to Thai Meteorological Department.

  • Doi Ang Kang – 89.1 mm
  • Phrae – 115.5 mm
  • Si Samrong Agromet. – 106.2 mm

Flood Summary

Last updated: October 20, 2017
Typhoon Doksuri, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, September 2017
September 11, 2017
Flash flood
Extreme rainfall


A - Alabat (Philippines)
B - Pasay city (Philippines)
C - Lucena (Philippines)
D - Laguna (Philippines)
E - Nghe An (Vietnam)
F - Ha Tinh (Vietnam)
G - Quang Binh (Vietnam)
H - Quang Tri
I - Thanh Hoa
J - Thua Thien Hue
K - Phitsanulok (Thailand)
L - Phrae (Thailand)
M - Kalay (Myanmar)


Rainfall level
528 mm in 24 hours
Alabat, Quezon, Calabarzon Region, Philippines - September 11 to September 12, 2017
Rainfall level
381 mm in 24 hours
Cua Viet in Quang Tri province, Vietnam - September 14 to September 15, 2017
Rainfall level
115.5 mm in 24 hours
Phrae, Thailand - September 16, 2017
River level
12.2 metres
Myittha River at Kalay, Sagaing, Myanmar - September 19 to September 20, 2017
Danger level is 11 metres


4 people
Philippines - September 11 to September 13, 2017
Two died in a landslide in Taytay, Rizal province, Calabarzon. Other deaths were reported in Pasay city, Metro Manila and Lucena, Quezon province, Calabarzon Region.
9 people
Vietnam - September 15 to September 17, 2017
Fatalities occurred in Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Quang Binh ( 2 in each) and Nghe An and Thua Thien Hue provinces.
Buildings destroyed
Vietnam - September 15 to September 18, 2017
152,559 houses damaged and 10,923 houses flooded