NATDIS News - Natural Disasters - 2013-09-29 to 10-01 - Typhoon Wutip makes 65 killed in South of China and Eastern Vietnam

2013-09-29 to 10-01 - Typhoon Wutip makes 65 killed in South of China and Eastern Vietnam

on 29 September 2013. Posted in Tropical cyclones

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Level of gravity (max of H or M - 6 levels) : 4

  • Level of human consequences (H - 6 levels): 4
  • Level of material consequences (M - 6 levels): 3

Date: 2013-09-29 to 10-01
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Precise location : -

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Human toll

Number of dead : 0
Number of missing : 65
Number of injured : 159
Number of evacuees : 0




10/02 : Vietnam : Typhoon Wutip did, in a non- definitive assessment , five dead, two missing and 159 injured , and caused heavy property losses of $ 233 million , according to information from the Centre for prevention and fight against floods and typhoons Central and Tay Nguyen .

Quang Binh has been the most affected with five dead, two missing and 140 injured. Wutip destroyed hundreds of homes and flooded thousands of others , and hundreds of thousands of homes have lost their roofs .

Heavy rains continue to hit the central provinces after the passage of Wutip is the 10th typhoon of the year in Vietnam and most powerful of the past 30 years to reach the center.

Continuous rain causes floods and landslides, and raises the level of the rivers of all the provinces of Thanh Hoa to Ha Tinh , slowing relief and support of the population.

In Tinh Gia District of Thanh Hoa , Dong Dang lakes , Thung IOC Cây Trau overflowed and flooded more than 1,000 homes in five towns . Some are 1.5-2 m under water.

To assist the affected population , the Vietnam Red Cross has decided to grant the families of the dead one with 3 million dong , and send to the provinces of Ha Tinh , Quang Binh and Quang Tri hundreds of blankets , mosquito nets, water bottles ...

China : Research continues as 58 fishermen are still missing in the South China Sea after three fishing boats sank worn Sunday afternoon when Typhoon Wutip .

Checks confirmation of the list of missing and are ongoing, authorities said civil affairs and public safety of the city of Taishan in Guangdong province (south), where the ships are registered .

A total of 88 fishermen and their boats, all of Guangdong province (south), were reported missing near Shanhu Island Xisha Islands , 330 km from the island province of Hainan.

Three boats capsized and the bodies of four fishermen were rescued .

Tuesday at 18h , rescuers had rescued twelve fishermen, who were temporarily transferred to the Yongqing island off Hainan.

37 vessels and ten had always roamed the sea area in search of other survivors.

In addition, the barracks of the navy Chenhang island provides temporary shelter and food to 268 fishermen trapped on site by the typhoon.


10/01 : Wutip Typhoon hit central Vietnam, killing at least three people, injuring 35 others, and affecting approximately 250,000 homes. Two people were killed in the collapse of a radio antenna in the province of Quang Binh, where a 14 year old boy died falling from the roof of his house.

Quang Binh has been the hardest hit with three deaths, ahead of Quang Tri, 17 wounded, Quang Binh, 12 injured and Thua Thien - Hue, 2 injured.

In Quang Binh, the typhoon damaged the antenna of the radio "Voice of Vietnam" installed in the city of Dong Hoi. Hundreds of homes, schools, establishment had their roofs blown off. Number of roads are under water.

In Ha Tinh, many districts are flooded and hundreds of trees were uprooted or broken. In Quang Tri, thousands of homes were destroyed. The island of Con Co district is cut off from the mainland.

Downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday morning as he headed to Laos, Wutip, accompanied by heavy rains and winds of 103 km / h destroyed or damaged 250,000 houses and inundated tens of thousands of hectares of crops Monday end of the day.

The Vietnamese authorities had evacuated more than 70,000 people in the center of the country. The electricity supply was also disrupted.

No official estimate of the amount of damage was available Tuesday morning.

Vietnam is hit every year on average eight to ten tropical storms.

Tuesday at 13:00 local time (18:00 GMT Monday), the typhoon Wutip had moved toward the central region of Laos. In the next twelve hours, it could mutate into a tropical depression



09/29 & 30 : A total of 74 people have been confirmed missing after three fishing boats have sunk since Sunday afternoon in a typhoon in South China Sea, maritime authorities said on Monday.

The boats, all from south China's Guangdong Province with 88 fishermen aboard, were lost on Sunday afternoon as they attempted to navigate gales near the Xisha Islands, about 330 km from China's island province of Hainan, sources with the Hainan maritime search and rescue center said.

As of Monday noon, rescuers had retrieved 14 survivors, the sources said.

Altogether five fishing boats with a total of 171 people aboard were caught by Typhoon Wutip, the 21st of the season, the sources said.

Fishermen underestimating the impact of the typhoon contributed to the accident, according to sources with the government of Sansha City.

The fishermen had already received typhoon warnings but did not go ashore. They just laid their ships in a lagoon south of Shanhu Island to avoid gales but the typhoon overturned their boats.

An aircraft was sent by the Ministry of Transport at 10:39 a.m. for the rescue operation.

Meanwhile, the government of Sansha City had mobilized 350 local island residents and soldiers as well as nearby ships to participate in the search and rescue efforts.

The Hainan provincial government has dispatched six planes and 10 ships to the site of the accident. Three planes and two ships arrived at the scene by Monday noon.

The rescue operations had been hampered by strong gales and high waves on the sea, according to the Hainan maritime search and rescue center.

As of Monday noon, 52 ships had been sheltered in waters close to the islands of Chenhang and Shanhu. Affected fishermen were taken care of by soldiers stationed at Xisha Islands.

China's maritime authority on Sunday upgraded its wave warning from yellow to orange, the second-highest of a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, as the typhoon approached land.

The National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center warned of storm tides from Sunday to Monday in Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi.

Wutip is expected to make landfall on Vietnam's central coast on Tuesday.



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