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Event: FL Flood
Number: 1990-000004
Country: VNM Viet Nam
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Date (YMD): 1990-6-27
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Information Source:UN DHA
Comments: UNDRO/UNDP representative in Hanoi reports serious flash floods in Lai Chau and Muong Lay districts. Most affected is Lau Chau province, a poor region inhabited by ethnic minorities, in northwest Vietnam. Floods started during the night of 27 June due to heavy torrential rains. Information received on 9 July from Vietnamese central committee on typhoons and floods reported losses/damages as follows: deaths/missing : 69, injured : 200, people affected : 10,000 with properties lost/damaged, houses destroyed : 1,000, 4 bridges damaged, 30 cars/trucks seriously damaged, 200 ha cultivated land damaged, power supply, telecommunications and public buildings damaged, 7 irrigation works destroyed, all means of communications destroyed, roads and airport flooded and bridges collapsed, thus totally isolating affected area from sources of relief. Only possibility represented by helicopters, with limited load capacity.
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