Viet Nam: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2019Ongoing
Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun (northern Lai Châu Province) since 24 June, causing flash floods and triggering landslides. According to media reports, as of 26 June, one person died and three are missing. At least 20 houses have been flooded, several roads, including the national highway and the provincial highway, have been damaged by landslides and a bridge collapsed. (ECHO, 26 Jun 2019)
Between 3-5 July 2019, Tropical Depression MUN's passage over northern Vietnam (North Central, Red River Delta and North East Regions) caused fatalities and damage. Media report two fatalities and three injured in Hai Hoa Commune (Tinh Gia District, Thanh Hoa Province) after the Yen Hoa bridge collapsed due to heavy rainfall. Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over northern Vietnam. (ECHO, 5 Jul 2019)
Following Tropical Cyclone Wipha's passage, heavy rainfall and strong winds have affected several provinces of northern Vietnam, causing flash floods and triggering landslides. According to media reports, five people died and 14 are still missing. At least 100 houses have been destroyed, 200 damaged and roads flooded. 500 soldiers and police officers have been deployed to assist in the response.(ECHO, 5 Aug 2019)
Following Tropical Cyclone WIPHA's passage on 31 July in Vietnam, the national authorities report 12 fatalities and 9 missing following flooding and landslides. The most affected provinces are Soc Trang, Ca Mau and Kien Giang, where at least 6,470 buildings have been damaged. A section of sea dyke on the western coast of Ca Mau was at high risk of breaching due to strong waves. Water levels in the Srepok river are approaching alarming levels, while flash flood and landslide warnings are in effect for low-lying districts in Dak Lak, Lam Dong and Dak Nong provinces. Heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and stong winds are forecast across Vietnam from 7-8 August. (ECHO, 07 Aug 2019)
Several provinces in the center, central highlands and south of Vietnam have been impacted by floods following torrential rain over a number of days. The worst affected provinces are Kien Giang followed by Lam Dong. Other provinces affected include Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Kon Tum, Dong Nai, Binh Thuan and Binh Phuoc. According to a report issued by the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (NCDPC), as of 10 August 2019, 10 deaths have been reported while four people injured and over 1,985 people evacuated. In total 12,141 houses are affected by the floods. In addition, households have lost livestock, gardens and other assets. (IFRC, 11 Aug 2019)
According to a recent report issued by the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (NCDPC), there have been 11 deaths, one (1) missing, five (5) people injured and over 1,985 people evacuated. In total 12,307 houses have been flooded. In addition, households have lost livestock, gardens and other assets. Flooding of the Cam Ly river in Lam Dong peaked on the evening of 8 August 2019 at 834.25m, exceeding all previous records by 0.28m. While the river level dropped slightly to 830.41m on the following day, it remains at dangerous levels. Flooding of the Dong Nai river at peaked on 9 August 2019 at 114.10m. (IFRC, 16 Aug 2019)
On 30 August, Tropical Storm Podul made landfall in Vietnam bringing heavy rains that triggered flooding and landslides in the northern and north central provinces, killing at least six people, damaging 1,200 houses and submerging 400 others. (OCHA, 2 Sep 2019)
Heavy rainfall, caused by the passage of Tropical Depression KAJIKI is affecting Vietnam, triggering floods and landslides. As of 4 September, media report 1 fatality, 1 person missing and another injured in Quang Binh Province (central Vietnam). Many areas of Huong Hoa and Dakrong Districts (Quang Tri Province) remain isolated by the floods, while the population has been evacuated to safer places. A Dam in Huong Son (Ha Tinh Province) was preventively opened, causing flooding in surrounding villages. Several warnings for flash flood and landslides are in effect for central Vietnam. Heavy rain will continue to affect Vietnam over 4-5 September, as KAJIKI moves north-east in South China Sea. (ECHO, 4 Sep 2019)
Following the passage of Tropical Depression KAJIKI, floods and landslides have occurred across Vietnam. According to media reports, as of 5 September, the number of fatalities in Vietnam has increased to 4, while 14 people are still missing. About 1,000 people have been evacuated in Quang Tri Province. Heavy rain will continue to affect Vietnam on 6-7 September. (ECHO, 6 Sep 2019)
After Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI's passage in recent weeks, flooding has affected Vietnam. According to DG ECHO, as of 11 September, 10 deaths have been reported in Vietnam, around 2,000 displaced and approximately 12,150 buildings damaged. Over the next 24 hours moderate rainfall is forecast over most of the region, with locally heavy rainfall over northern Vietnam. (ECHO, 12 Sep 2019)
Most read reports
- ECHO: Southeast Asia - Floods (DG ECHO, IFRC, DDPM, NOAA, Floodlist, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 September 2019). 12 Sep 2019
- ECHO: Southeast Asia | Floods - Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) – DG ECHO Daily Map | 11/09/2019. 11 Sep 2019
- Mekong River Commission: First Mekong flood reaches Thailand and Lao PDR before landing on Cambodia over the next few days. 8 Sep 2019
- ECHO: Vietnam, Thailand - Flood (NCHMF, TMD, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 06 September 2019). 6 Sep 2019
- ECHO: Vietnam - Floods (GDACS, JTWC, NCHMF, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 04 September 2019). 4 Sep 2019
- After Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI's passage in recent weeks, flooding has affected Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
- According to DG ECHO, as of 11 September, 10 deaths have been reported in Vietnam, around 2,000 displaced and approximately 12,150 buildings damaged. The same source reports 14 deaths, 1 missing, 102,000 displaced and 150,000 affected in Laos. In Thailand, 19 deaths have been reported, 158,000 are affected and more than 4,300 buildings damaged and in Cambodia, 7 died and approximately 6,900 families were displaced.
HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has announced 2,000 tonnes of rice from the national reserve as food aid for residents in the central provinces of Quảng Bình and Hà Tĩnh who suffered serious flooding.
Accordingly, 1,000 tonnes of rice will be delivered to each province.
Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ was assigned to direct flood relief work in the two localities.
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 5 September 2019 – The Mekong River flood has now reached Thailand and Lao PDR, while over the next few days will land on Cambodia.
Based on the Mekong River Commission’s flood forecasting, the water level at Thailand’s Khong Chiam reached its flood level yesterday when the water was recorded at 15.29 meters. Over the next three days, it will increase by about 0.50m, rising from 15.72m today to 16.23m on September 8.
Following the passage of Tropical Depression KAJIKI, floods and landslides have occurred across Vietnam and northern Thailand.
According to media reports, as of 5 September, the number of fatalities in Vietnam has increased to 4, while 14 people are still missing. About 1,000 people have been evacuated in Quang Tri Province (Vietnam). Transport disruptions from inundated roads, have been reported in Vietnam and Thailand.
Heavy rain will continue to affect Vietnam, central and northern Thailand on 6-7 September.
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc says the whole nation needs to come together to overcome the aftermath of recent floods.
The PM has also asked central localities and natural disaster prevention and response forces as well as the whole community to ensure safety for students as the new academic year begins.
In a letter to rescue forces, locals and soldiers in flood-hit localities from Hà Tĩnh to Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, the PM stressed the need to evacuate the community from risky areas quickly and provide necessities to locals in flooded and isolated areas.
Heavy rainfall, caused by the passage of Tropical Depression KAJIKI is affecting Vietnam, triggering floods and landslides.
As of 4 September, media report 1 fatality, 1 person missing and another injured in Quang Binh Province (central Vietnam). Many areas of Huong Hoa and Dakrong Districts (Quang Tri Province) remain isolated by the floods, while the population has been evacuated to safer places. A Dam in Huong Son (Ha Tinh Province) was preventively opened, causing flooding in surrounding villages.
HÀ NỘI — Local authorities must keep a close watch on the weather and prepare for the worst as two tropical depressions are heading towards Việt Nam, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường.
According to the National Centre for Hydrometeorology Forecast, at 7am yesterday, the location of a tropical depression on the East Sea was at about 15.9 degrees of north latitude and 107.5 degrees of east longitude on mainland from the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế to the northern province of Quảng Ninh.
Heavy rainfall persisted in the northern part of the ASEAN region due to the combination of tropical cyclones and enhancement of the Southwest Monsoon. On the other hand, dry weather and wildfires were reported in several parts of the southern ASEAN region (specifically in Indonesia).
HÀ NỘI A tropical depression is likely to appear next week and may turn into the fifth storm to hit the East Sea this year after tropical storm Podul struck Việt Nam yesterday.
The information was revealed by Trần Quang Năng, head of the Weather Forecast Office of the National Centre for Hydrometeorology Forecasting during a meeting yesterday of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
- Tropical Cyclone PODUL made landfall over Quang Bình Province (central Vietnam) on 29 August, with maximum sustained winds of 55-65 km/h.
In response to the widespread floods that wreaked havoc in many parts of Vietnam in early August, the European Union is providing €100 000 EUR (VND2.6 bil) in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most affected communities. The aid will directly benefit over 18 000 people in some of the hardest hit areas in the southern provinces of Dak Lak, Kien Giang, and Lam Dong.
Tropical Cyclone PODUL's (YANGLIU in China) centre was approximately 250 km east-southeast of Sanya City (southern Hainan) and 540 km east of Dong Hoi (central Vietnam) on 29 August at 0.00 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h.
DG ECHO reports 2 fatalities, 2 injured, 3,180 displaced in 53 evacuation centres and more than 61,500 affcted across central-northern Luzon (Philippines), particularly in the Aurora Province.
Geophysical activities during the week was generally low with only two (2) earthquakes of at least magnitude 5.0 and four (4) volcanoes (in Indonesia) that remain in Alert Level III out of IV. Atmospheric conditions continue to be characterised by moderate to heavy rains in the northern part of the ASEAN region, while the southern part remain to be generally dry.
- Several provinces in the centre, central highlands and south of Vietnam were impacted by floods following torrential rain over 8-10 August. 11 died, over 1,980 people were evacuated and 12,307 houses were flooded.
- The Vietnamese National Red Cross responded by distributing emergency cash, household kits, water purification tablets and mobilising volunteers to help evacuate people to higher ground.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
HÀ NỘI While most students nationwide are eagerly preparing for the new academic year, which will officially start next month, many children in flood-stricken areas will struggle to return to school.
In southern Cà Mau Province, more than 1,100 students are in dire need of textbooks, notebooks and new clothes for the academic year after recent heavy rain, whirlwinds and floods destroyed their homes and swept away their school supplies.
Non-stop heavy rains in the Central Highlands have resulted in rising water levels in the local Krông Ana River.
The region's key dyke of Quảng Điền has come under great threat. Local authorities and people have spared no efforts to strengthen the dyke.
Despite the efforts, on Tuesday, some 5m of the dyke was broken by water pressure.
As a consequence, floodwater flushed into a field of nearly 1,000ha of ripe rice.
Hundreds of local authorities, policemen, civil defence forces and citizens have helped fix the broken dyke.