Cold spells are set to hit northern provinces over the next ten days while central Vietnam braces for flooding and landslides.
VOV.VN - The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting announced on November 24 that a tropical depression has formed in the eastern sea area south of the Philippines and is heading towards the East Sea.
Two or three storms and tropical depressions may appear in the East Sea this November with one or two likely to hit the central and southern regions of Vietnam.
People in the northern localities are bracing for another cold spell accompanied with scattered rainfall from November 1, according to the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.
Northern central provinces are making utmost efforts to deal with severe floods that have led to widespread damage over the last few days.
At least 10 people were killed after landslides and flash floods hit the Indonesian province of West Java on September 20-21, according to Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management.
Facebook has activated its “Safety Check” function for the first time in Vietnam as the northern part of the country was hit by Tropical Storm Dianmu.
The tropical storm, which developed from a low-pressure system yesterday afternoon near the East Sea, will bring torrential rains with rainfall up to 500mm for localities in the north and central region from this afternoon until August 20.
The Prime Minister has approved the amended decision on the development of drainage in Vietnam’s urban centres and industrial parks up to 2025 and a vision towards 2050, with the aim that urban centres will be free of flooding by 2050.
Landslides and floods in West Sumatra province, Indonesia, on February 8 have left five people dead, two people missing and forced over 4,000 others to flee their homes.
More than 220 people died or went missing, while damage totaled US$660 million a year due to unseasonal rains, landslides, erosion, whirlwinds and lightning between 2011 and 2015.
(VOV) - The Department of Transport in northern Son La province has reported several road closures due to landslides and flooding caused by torrential rains.
(VOV) -Heavy rains have caused damaging landslides in many areas of Son La province.
At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in eastern India, government officials and aid groups said on August 3.
Nearly 3,200 residents in the northern Philippines were forced to evacuate as floods inundated the region spurred by heavy monsoon rains, said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on July 20.
(VOV) - Tropical storm No4 Sinlaku made landfall in Tuy Hoa city in the central coastal province of Phu Yen on November 29 evening, and then weakened into a tropical low-pressure system.
The Prime Minister (PM) has approved an advance of VND239 billion (US$11.1 million) from the state budget for the implementation of projects on evacuating residents from areas vulnerable to natural disasters in 2014.
Policy-makers and domestic and international scientists attended a workshop in Hanoi on September 24 to review migration policies in a bid to increase community resilience to climate change.
(VOV) - Category 10 tropical storm Kalmaegi made landfall in Quang Ninh and Haiphong on September 16 with sustained wind speeds in excess of 118km/h, uprooting big trees and ripping off house roofs.
(VOV) -Tropical storm Kalmaegi, packing winds of 150kmh near its eye, is regaining strength and is forecast to make landfall in northern coastal provinces late on September 16.