VOV.VN -Torrential rain over the past few days has triggered flash floods and landslides across northern mountainous provinces, killing six local people, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
VOV.VN - Two individuals from the Dao ethnic minority group were killed after being buried in their tent by a landslide on August 6 which hit Sung Vui village in Phin Ngan commune of Bat Xat district in Lao Cai province.
VOV.VN - A prolonged period of heavy rain which triggered severe flooding from July 19 to July 21 in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has caused significant losses to local households and construction sites throughout the locality.
Natural disasters in the first six months of the year killed 47 people and caused damages worth VND3.4 trillion.
The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has asked ministries, sectors and local governments to prepare for flooding as a result of heavy downpours in the northern region in the coming days.
VOV.VN - A tropical low pressure currently located off the coast of the Philippines is forecast to move into the East Sea over the next two to three days before strengthening into a typhoon, according to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.
UNICEF Vietnam is willing to provide technical support and cooperate with the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau to tackle issues triggered by natural disasters and epidemics, UNICEF Representative in Vietnam Rana Flowers told provincial leaders on May 26.
Natural disasters had claimed 15 lives and caused economic losses of more than VND3.2 trillion (over US$1.38 billion) this year to May 8, it was reported at a conference on May 19.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked sectors and localities to devise plans coping with each kind of natural disasters.
The European Union (EU) and the French Development Agency (AFD) have reached an agreement to strengthen their joint cooperation for increasing Vietnam’s resilience to climate change and natural hazards, and trying to ease the impact of COVID-19 in the Southeast Asian country.
Recent heavy rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and lighting in 10 northern provinces have caused an estimated economic loss of VND83.5 billion (over US$3.6 million).
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries and localities to keep a close watch on weather developments and take measures to deal with the consequences of downpours, whirlwinds, lightning and hail.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong wants countrywide improvements in developing plans to respond to natural disasters.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for more efforts from forces tasked with coping with natural disaster and rescue work to better perform their duty in the coming time.
A meeting took place in Sam Son city, the north central province of Thanh Hoa, on October 13 to mark International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction and release the World Disaster Report 2019.
Technology and science is key to coping with future natural disasters, it was agreed at a recent workshop in Hanoi organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
The Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control’s Office on August 6 reported that so far, Storm Wipha has claimed 10 lives and left 11 people missing, destroyed 91 houses and caused great property losses.
Storm Wipha weakened into a tropical depression on Saturday after making landfall in Quang Ninh Province Friday night with winds of up to 75kph.
Vietnam recorded 224 persons dead and missing and economic losses of nearly 20 trillion VND (859.5 million USD) in natural disasters in 2018, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
NASA is working in close cooperation with several Vietnamese agencies to help the nation cope with environmental changes.