DFO 2003-270

Flooding: 11/12/03 - 11/17/03

Central Vietnam

Detailed Locations:
Central Vietnam - Ninh Thuan Province (Hai Ninh and Nhan Son districts). Phu Yen Province (Tuy Hoa, Phu Hoa districts). other provinces: Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Dai Loc, Que Son, Quang Nam.

Ninh Thaun - Phan Rang River
Binh Dinh - Kon River

Severe floods and landslides from torrential rains. Up to 20 inches of rain in central Vietnam between November 11 and 13. Ninh Thuan - 9 killed; 10 missing; over 20,000 hectares crops inundated; 23,000 houses submerged; $11.3 million in damages. Binh Dinh - 8 killed; 319 houses destroyed. Khanh Hoa - 9 dead; 65 houses collapsed and over 440 ha of rice and agriculture fields under water. Phu Yen - 6 dead; 350 houses destroyed; 4,000 hectares rice flooded.
MODIS observation of high water levels in Ninh Thuan near Phan Rang on November 15.

Dead: 61 Displaced: no data Damages: $35,000,000 Affected Region ( sq km): 38,300 Severity Class* : 1 Flood Magnitude**: 3.5 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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