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[Vietnam] Typhoon Xangsane 2006

Outline of Disaster

Disaster Type Typhoon
Date September 30- October 1, 2006
Location Central Vietnam
Loss and Damage
(Danang city)
Death:26 Injured:61 Damaged house:
Completely destroyed:9,906 Partially destroyed:73,874
Loss and Damage
(Quang Nam province)
Death:15 Injured:315 Damaged house:
Completely destroyed:8,414 Partially destroyed:132,400

Our Response


November - December, 2006


Danang City: North Hoa Hiep Precinct and south Hoa Hiep Precinct, Lien Chieu District, and Hoa Quy Precinct, Ngu Hanh Son District
Quang Nam Province: Nam Giang District

Activity Summary

We conducted impact assessment and found out those who had lost their houses completely or partially were evacuating to their relatives and friends.

In Quang Nam province, 50-60% of rice fields expected be harvested in October and November were damaged as well as other agricultural products and a food shortage was anticipated.

Many houses were damaged with their roofs blown off by strong winds and prompt repair was necessary since rain season continues from October to December.


North Hoa Hiep Precinct, Lien Chieu District, Danang City 657 persons (143 households)
South Hoa Hiep Precinct, Lien Chieu District, Danang City, 1820 persons, (444 households)
Hoa Quy Precinct, Danang City 255 persons (69 households)
Nam Giang District, Quang Nam Province 3,050 persons (Approx.610households)

Main Activities

1. Home repair materials (galvanized roofing sheet and cement)
2. Food (rice)