TheMinistry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a warning tofishermen and cruise ships of possible rising water levels in the MekongRiver.
Over the past four weeks, floods have taken the lives of 122 people and affected 1.5 million others across the country.
It damaged 250,000 hectares of rice fields and more than 400 kilometres of roads in 20 cities and provinces nationwide.
As many as 22,000 families have evacuated to higher land.-VNA
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The storm damaged thousands of houses, rooted a lot of trees and submerged 21 vessels.Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, head of the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control, has instructed local authorities to promptly provide relief aid to the victims and handle consequences of the storm.The storm is forecast to move westward and weaken into a tropical low pressure, triggering torrential rains in many northern, central and Central Highland localities in the next hours.Here are some photos in Da Nang city after the storm swept through: By Khanh Phuong... [read more]
Nguyen van Le, deputy head of the district committee for flood and storm control, said that there was no big loss to property as islanders had reinforced their homes and public works before the storm made landfall. However, more than 40 hectares of newly transplanted garlic were completely destroyed by the strong winds. Quang Ngai province evacuated 450,000 residents from low-lying areas to safe zones. It also asked all primary and secondary schools in flood-prone districts to close until the storm moves further inland and weakens into a tropical depression.Experts fear that the torrential rains that began on November 1…... [read more]
Torrential rainfall of 574mm to 828mm hit the northeastern Quang Ninh Province has caused deaths of three people, missing of nine others and a damage of US$45.8 million. — VNA/VNS Photos Van Duc QUANG NINH (VNS) — An unusual two-day torrential rainfall of 574mm to 828mm hit the northeastern Quang Ninh Province on Sunday, causing estimated losses of more than VND1 trillion (US$45.8 million).The torrential rain killed a 27-year-old woman and her two children in Mong Duong Ward, while nine people were missing, the provincial flood and storm control and search and rescue committee said early this morning.It was believed…... [read more]
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Storm leaves 17 dead: initial reports Lightning strikes four in Nam Dinh, three dead The National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting said that at 3am on June 25, the low pressure area moved to the mainland of Thanh Hoa province. The strongest winds near the centre of the low pressure area were measured at level 6, below 39km per hour.The weather system is predicted to go deeper into Laos and die out.Torrential rain was forecast for the northern and northcentral regions, which could cause flash floods and landslides.Rough seas are predicted off the coast of provinces from Binh Thuan to Ca…... [read more]
Flood in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang (Photo: VNA)Ha Giang (VNA) – Strong winds, torrential rain and lightning inthe northern province of Ha Giang’s Hoang Su Phi district killed one man and damagedproperty in the district.According to the Steering Committee for Flood, Storm Prevention andControl, Search and Rescue of Hoang Su Phi, the victim is Hau Seo Ky, born in2000 in Ta Su Choong commune.Lightning also killed two buffalos in Ta Su Choong commune, while heavyrain from July 19-21 collapsed thousands cubic metres of land, causing trafficcongestion on many roads connecting the district with other localities andforcing households to evacuate.Along with…... [read more]
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The provincial People’s Committee said that more than 2,800 houses collapsed in the deluge and 143 ha of crops and about 880 fishing pens were swamped with water. Many local roads were blocked due to landslide. The Quang Ninh Water Supply Company has also been forced to stop supplying tap water to homes in Ha Long and Cam Pha cities for up to a fortnight because falling trees and landslides broke the main water-pipe system. The rain also left about 1,600 tourists stranded on Co To and Quan Lan islands. Most of them were on Co To. Hoang Ba Nam, chairman of the…... [read more]