Disaster Charter Activated: Floods in Vietnam

October 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty

Source: International Charter Space and Major Disasters

Type of Event Flood

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.

 

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