• Tropical Cyclone SONCA is moving west-northwest over the South China Sea, toward central-northern Vietnam, as a Tropical Storm. On 24 July at 6.00 (UTC) its center was located 200 km south-east of Sanya city (Hainan, China) and it had maximum sustained winds of approx. 74 km/h.
Affected People: 160,210 (est.)
Displaced People: 1,300 (est.)
- High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in the northeast provinces. The flood has inundated 9,940 houses in Ayutthaya and 1,000 rai (160 ha) of farmland in Nakhon Phanom Province.
Viet Nam News CẦN THƠ — Scientists are compiling a crop structure map for the Mekong Delta to counter growing climate change impact in the region known as the country’s food granary.
The plan will determine which crops would be cultivated and on what scale based on annual weather and natural disaster predictions, said Nguyễn Hồng Sơn head of the Department of Cultivation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng ordered relevant agencies to conscientiously maintain the dyke system and supervise flood developments in the Hồng (Red) River basin multi-reservoir operation.
The direction was made at a meeting held by the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disasters Prevention and Control yesterday morning.
Dũng asked authorised agencies to consider opening the second floodgate in Sơn La Reservoir in the coming days if the situation calls for.
- Tropical Cyclone EIGHT-17, formed over South China Sea on 21 July and started moving north-northwest as a Tropical Depression toward Hainan province (China). On 21 July at 0.00 (UTC) its center was located 579 km south-east of Sanya city and it had maximum sustained winds of approx 56 km/h (Tropical Depression).
- Over the next 48 h, it is forecast to continue moving north-northwest, reaching Hainan on 22 July possibly as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain may affect several areas of southern China and northern Vietnam.
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Talas-17 is a category 1 tropical cyclone that affected the north-central coast of Vietnam and Lao PDR. This cyclone originated on 14 July 2017 in the South China Sea (northwest Pacific) at a speed of about 37 km/h. On 16 June 2017, tropical cyclone Talas-17 made landfall on the Hà T?nh Province, Vietnam and moved a few hours later towards the Bolikhamxai Province, Lao PDR with a maximum sustainable wind speed of 93 km/h.
Monsoon rains have triggered flooding across 11 districts in northeastern Bangladesh, affecting at least 1.3 million people as of 16 July. NGO partners report that vast areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet remain under water affecting agricultural livelihoods. The Government has released cash grants and distributed food to the affected districts.
Prolonged rains over the past week and resultant flooding have inflicted losses of VNĐ 41 billion (US$1.8 million) in several northern provinces, according to Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
HANOI, July 14 (Reuters) - At least 14 people, including a family of four, have been killed in floods brought on by constant heavy rain in northern Vietnam over the past week, and more rain is expected, a government agency said on Friday.
One person was missing in Thai Nguyen province, while almost 500 houses and more than 1,400 hectares of rice crops were destroyed in nine provinces, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said in a report.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Vietnam Red Cross Headquarters has decided to provide initial support for mountainous provinces in the Northern of Vietnam, including Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Son La, Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, in order to help affected families to overcome the consequences of land erosion and fllash floods, as the result of the torrential and prolonged rains recently. 17 families losing their family member or having houses collapsed or swept away will receive VND 3 million each case.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has issued an urgent message ordering the northern localities to urgently take remedial action in the wake of the recent torrential rains that killed at least 13 people and left another missing.
The message was issued after prolonged heavy rains, triggering both flashfloods and landslides, battered the northern localities since early this month and led to initial damage of VNĐ28.9 billion (US$1.2 million).
Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region.
HÀ NỘI — People are ignoring flood and heavy rain alerts, which has resulted in huge losses to life and property, said Văn Phú Chính, chief officer, Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention.
In a meeting on Tuesday, the committee once again issued warnings about high flood levels in rivers and streams, and cautioned people about landslides and flash floods at night. In mountainous provinces, the risk of flash floods and landslides is high.
↗ International wheat prices generally increased in June on quality concerns amid unfavourable growing conditions for the 2017 crops in some key producing countries. Export prices of maize remained generally unchanged, while rice quotations continued to increase mainly on account of strong demand.