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12 Sep 2019 description
  • 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.
09 Sep 2019 description
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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.

08 Sep 2019 description

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.

06 Sep 2019 description
  • 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.

06 Sep 2019 description
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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.

04 Sep 2019 description

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.

04 Sep 2019 description
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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.

03 Sep 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

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).

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02 Sep 2019 description
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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.

30 Aug 2019 description
  • Tropical Cyclone PODUL made landfall over Quang Bình Province (central Vietnam) on 29 August, with maximum sustained winds of 55-65 km/h.
30 Aug 2019 description

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.

29 Aug 2019 description

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.

27 Aug 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

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.

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26 Aug 2019 description
  • 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.
18 Aug 2019 description
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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.

18 Aug 2019 description
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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.