Bão Cecil (1985)
October 17, 2021
Typhoon Cecil, known in the Philippines as Tropical Depression Rubing, in Vietnam as Typhoon No. 8 in 1985 was a very powerful tropical cyclone that made landfall in the Central Central region of Vietnam on the night of the 15th. dawn on October 16, 1985. Cecil is considered the biggest storm in the past 100 years to hit the area, and it caused severe damage. Not only in Vietnam, the storm also had impacts on the Philippines, Laos and Thailand; however to a smaller scale and extent. Forming from a low vortex in the Caroline Island area, the system quickly moved into the South China Sea and strengthened into Typhoon Cecil, then became a Category 3 hurricane (on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale) on May 15. 10 on the waters of Binh Tri Thien - Nghia Binh. On the night of October 15 and early morning, October 16, the storm made landfall and devastated Binh Tri Thien province, the center of the storm swept through Hue city, killing 703 people, destroying a series of structures, thousands of hectares. Crops were damaged and damage was estimated at at least $65 million. The storm has entered the indelible memories of millions of people living and having lived in the ancient capital of Hue. After the storm, the French Conference and Development Organization established a project to prevent natural disasters and build permanent housing for people in Central Vietnam and this project received an international award for housing. of the United Nations in 2008. 28 years after the storm Cecil made landfall, September 30, 2013 and October 15, 2013, respectively, two storms Wutip and Nari also devastated the area.