Disaster Charter Activated: Floods in VietnamOctober 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty
Location of Event Vietnam
Date of Charter Activation 07/10/2010
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNDP
Project Management UNOSAT
Description of the Event
From 1 – 5 October 2010, provinces Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Nghe An and Thua Thien Hue have been affected by torrential rains, with an average totoal rainfall of 300 to 800mm. Quang Binh worst affected with 1,600mm.
Estimated that 20% of population has been affected, more than 61,000 houses damaged and 90% of community health centres in Quang Binh flooded.