More efforts have been made in central and southern localities to overcome the consequences of Typhoon Usagi, which killed one person and damaged many houses, boats and roads. Authorities of the south central and southern localities have evacuated people in affected area to safer places and rescued fishermen in distress at sea. Meanwhile the telecommunication and electricity sectors resumed operation to provide essential communications for locals. Typhoon Usagi, the ninth entering the East Sea this year, landed in coastal areas from Ba Ria-Vung Tau to Ben Tre on November 25, bringing winds and gusting up to 102 km/h along with 150mm of rainfall. The North-South railway service was disrupted as two sections on the route in the central province of Ninh Thuan were damaged. Airlines also had to reschedule or cancel many flights to and from localities in the region affected by the storm. Initial reports from localities said more than 2.6km of dykes were damaged, 46 ships were sunken, more than 1,000 ha of rice and other food crops were inundated due to the storm./.