VOV.VN - Heavy rain and extreme weather have left several homes in Huong Khe district in the central province of Ha Tinh submerged in floodwaters, causing the local traffic system throughout the region to be disrupted in the process.
The Standing Office of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has asked localities to continue applying measures to respond to the low pressure which is resulted from the weakening Storm Podul, the fourth arising in the East Sea so far this year.
Vietnam is among the 10 countries and territories most affected by extreme weather events in the past two decades, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2019 of Germanwatch, which was released at the annual climate summit in Poland recently.
The agriculture sector has survived a bad year with a surprise growth of 1.2%, after extreme weather and a toxic spill disaster wreaked havoc on farmers across Vietnam.
Vietnam is forecast to continue being battered by extreme weather this year after a range of unusual weather phenomena appeared recently.
(VOV) - An August 22 high resolution weather forecast conference in Hanoi has warned Vietnam is facing higher temperatures, lower summer rainfall totals, stronger storms, and rising sea levels from now until 2050.