Viet Nam: Severe Local Storms and Floods - Apr 2012

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Two people were killed and more than 4,500 houses damaged as hailstorms and whirlwinds struck the northern provinces of Lao Cai, Bac Kan and Tuyen Quang on 20 Apr 2012. Subsidiary crop areas were also destroyed (Government, 23 Apr 2012).

On 1 Aug 2012, freak tornadoes swept through three southern provinces, killing two people, injuring about 75 others and destroying nearly 700 homes (Government, 2 Aug 2012).

Later in August, heavy rainfall caused flash floods and landslides across the northern region (Government, 14 Aug 2012).

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