Vietnam and Cambodia – Tropical Storm Damrey to Bring Extreme Rainfall

The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) has warned that Tropical Storm Damrey will threaten millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia with extreme rainfall, strong winds and storm surge later this week.

Landfall in Vietnam is expected around 04 November, with the storm reaching Cambodia a day later. Flooding and mudslides in both countries are likely.

AHA says that over 5 million people are at risk in Vietnam, where Damrey is expected to affect the provinces of Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Dac Lac and Lam Dong.

Philippines

Storm Damrey passed over parts of the Philippines as a tropical depression from 31 October to 02 November, 2017, bringing with it heavy rainfall. In the Philippines the storm is known as Ramil.

Some areas recorded over 170 mm of rain in parts of northern Visayas and southern Luzon, causing flooding and landslides. According to local media, at least 2 people died in a landslide in San Juan, Batangas on Wednesday 01 November, 2017.

“Ramil” was expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility late on Thursday 02 November or early Friday 03 November.

On Nov 3, 2017 at 1:06 a.m. EDT (0506 UTC) the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of Typhoon Damrey over Vietnam.
Credits: NOAA/NASA Rapid Response Team

Rainfall

Philippines

31 October to 01 November

  • Daet – 171.3 mm
  • Infanta – 96 mm
  • Tayabas – 61 mm
  • Romblon – 70.6 mm

01 to 02 November

  • Casiguran – 82.7 mm
  • Baler Radar -166 mm
  • Cabanatuan- 103.0 mm
  • Tanay – 98.0 mm
  • Calapan – 183.6 mm
  • Virac – 72.2 mm

Vietnam

01 to 02 November

  • Con Son – 147 mm
  • Nha Trang – 61 mm