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07 Sep 2012 description

Since the beginning of this year, natural disasters have killed 121 people and injured 225 others and caused property damages of VND1,741 billion.

In a recent telegram, the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control asked all municipal and provincial People’s Committees to brace themselves for more natural calamities in the coming time.

To minimize human and property losses, they should take preventive measures against flash floods, storms and landslides, especially in mountainous and remote areas.

30 Jul 2012 description


  • Although the storm has dissipated totally mid last week, heavy to very heavy rainfall keeps affecting the Northern provinces, especially the North-Eastern mountainous provinces.

  • Water levels are receding slowly in upstream areas, but increasing quickly in downstream Red river and Thai Binh river. They will continue to do so over the next 24h.

  • So far, 10 people died, 1 person is still missing and 3 people were injured. The most recent casualty is a 53 year old women that died due to a landslide in Lai Chau province.

27 Jul 2012 description


  • Heavy rainfall due to Tropical Storm Vicente (No.4) has caused landslides in Cao Bang, Lao Cai, Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang provinces.

  • To date, based on damage data Tuyen Quang is the worst affected province.

  • So far 9 people have been killed, out of whom 2 children, mainly due to landslides and drowning.

  • 11 classrooms and 318 houses have been damaged, the majority in Tuyen Quang province.

  • River water levels are decreasing in upstream areas, but rising quickly in downstream areas.

25 Jul 2012 description


  • After making landfall on the 24th July in South-China, the very strong typhoon Vicente (No.4) weakened quickly into a tropical depression and then into a low pressure zone.

  • It has caused medium to heavy rain in most of the Northern mountainous and Red River Delta provinces in Vietnam

  • The rainfall can potentially cause landslides, flash floods and river flooding.

  • No damage has been reported so far.