Typhoon Vicente - Jul 2012
Typhoon Vincent made landfall as a category 4 storm in the Quangdong province in southern China on 24 Jul 2012, killing three people, toppling 300 houses and damaging 13,600 hectares of crops (Xinhua, 24 Jul 2012). In neighboring Guangxi, 400,000 people were affected (Xinhua, 26 Jul 2012). The typhoon weakened quickly into a tropical depression and then into a low pressure zone, causing heavy rainfall in northern Viet Nam, where nine people were killed, mainly due to landslides and drowning (UN Country Team, 27 Jul 2012).
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.
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.
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.