Vietnam - Typhoon Damrey

6 Nov 2017

Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam on Sunday (local time) bringing strong winds and heavy rain which has resulted in serious flooding and evacuations. The areas affected include Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang, Nha Trang which are all popular with tourists.

At this stage there are 27 people confirmed killed and around 22 missing. More than 30,000 people have been evacuated and at least 40,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. Tourists have been evacuated from some hotels in Hoi An by boat where the old town roads and properties are submerged. Parts of Hue also have waist-deep water.

Rain is expected to persist until Tuesday and the flooding is not expected to subside for a number of days yet.

Customers in the affected areas should follow the instructions of local authorities. Local citizens are being called upon to assist with the clean up but tourists are advised to be cautious about volunteering. There will be a risk of water-borne diseases and there are a lot of fallen power lines as well as other dangerous debris in the floodwaters.

A number of flights in and out of the region have been cancelled but there are services operating. Customers have been advised to check their flight status directly with the carrier(s).

Further assistance

If you require emergency assistance while travelling, please contact Chubb Insurance Assistance. The contact details are listed below:

Travel emergency 24/7 contact

Chubb Assistance phone +61 2 8907 5995 and quote UQ policy number 01PP529201. Reverse phone charge is available.

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Please contact the Campus Travel team if you are affected and are supposed to be travelling to Bali in the near future.

Number: +61 7 3393 8855 (calls from overseas)

Number: 1300 662 703 (calls from within Australia)