On the morning of 2 November 2009, tropical storm Mirinae, with windspeeds of 109 kph, makes landfall in Phu Yen province. It is the third tropicalstorm to hit Vietnam that year.
Deputy Prime Minister Ngo Trung Hai issues disaster preparationinstructions on 30 October. In Binh Dinh, schools are closed on 2 Novemberand people are advised to prepare for the storm.
Phu Yen, the province hardest hit by Mirinae, reports that floods and strongwind has claimed at least 69 lives. In Binh Dinh, 13 people are reported deadand 3 reported missing. In Khanh Hoa, further to the south, 12 deaths arereported.
Between 2-3 November, 815 mm of rain falls in Van Canh, Binh Dinh.Meteorologists report that heavy rains were unexpected. NASA forecastsonlinehad already predicted potential for heavy rainStorm track for Typhoon Mirinae, 30 Oct-2 Nov 2009. Each point in thetrack represents an update on the NASA website.
1.The 2 Nov flood and its damage