Vietnam – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Tropical Cyclone Nakri

Vietnam’s Disaster Management Authority reports that 424 houses were flooded following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Nakri over south-central areas of the country.

Most of the damaged homes are in Dak Lak, with around 12 also damaged in Phu Yen.

Lak in Dak Lak province recorded 194mm of rain in 24 hours to 11 November. Buon Ma Thuot, also in Dak Lak, recorded 175mm during the same period.

Officials also reported that 15 houses were completely destroyed, either by floods or wind damage in the provinces of Phu Yen (7), Binh Dinh (6), as well as Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak.

Two people died as a result of the Cyclone; one in Phu Yen Province and the other in Binh Dinh Province. One person who was swept away by flooding in Lam Dong is still missing.

Roads and more than 1,000 hectares of crops have also been damaged by flooding.

Around 70,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces.

Tropical Cyclone Nakri previous passed over northern parts of the Philippines, where it caused flooding and landslides on Luzon Island.