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Typhoon Damrey in Vietnam

Monday, 06 November 2017

Type of Event:
Ocean Storm - Typhoon
Location of Event:
Vietnam
Date of Charter Activation:
2017-11-06
Time of Charter Activation:
16:35
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+05:30
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Activation ID:
557
Project Management:
UNITAR / UNOSAT

Description of the event

Typhoon Damrey battered Vietnam on 04 November. This devastating storm left 27 people dead and 22 missing. Vietnam is susceptible to storms but Accuweather has reported that this was the worst in the area in 16 years.

Damrey made landfall near Nha Trang area at Category 2 strength. Quang Ngai is believed to have been affected the most with an outstanding 580mm of rain since Damrey made landfall.

Heavy rainfall with strong winds of 140 kph flooded the local communities; resulting in damage to buildings and houses, the destruction of 40,000 hectares of crops, and trees and electricity poles were also knocked down. Local authorities have reported that there was an electricity cut and more than 36,000 people in the coastal Can Gio district of Ho Chi Min city were evacuated as a result. 

Flood detection in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 10/11/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1© Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Flood detection in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 10/11/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1© Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Flooding in the southern part of Vietnam

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 07/11/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1© Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Preliminary rapid flood assessment in Quang Binh Province

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Source: RADARSAT-2 / Sentinel-1
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 07/11/2017
Sentinel-1: 03/11/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Sentinel-1 © Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Report produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Satellite detected surface water extent in Quang Nam Province

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 07/11/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT