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Affected countries: Viet Nam
As of 5 November, Typhoon Damrey caused 29 deaths, destroyed 600 houses and damaged nearly 40,000 houses after hitting 10 provinces and the city of Danang on 4 November. National authorities have instructed all central and provincial agencies to scale up search and rescue and relief operations and…
Affected countries: Viet Nam
Floods in the Mekong Delta are expected to occur earlier this year due to higher than average rainfall, according to Viet Nam's National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. This year’s flood peak is expected to occur in the first half of October, at levels 2 and 3 (Tiền River in…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Viet Nam
A weather disturbance which formed earlier this week, in the sea, east of Philippines has intensified to Typhoon Sarika (local name Karen). The national meteorological agency estimates that Sarika will make landfall in the Aurora Quezon area as an equivalent of Category 2 cyclone early Sunday, 16…
Affected countries: Viet Nam
Heavy rain has continued to affect Vietnam, specially the northern areas, causing floods and landslides. National authorities reported at least seven people dead and 101 houses damaged. Heavy rains were expected to continue due to the passage of a Tropical Storm. (ECHO, 17 Aug 2016) Tropical Storm…
In Viet Nam, the worst drought the country has seen in 90 years has been attributed to the El Niño weather event, with 52 out of 63 provinces having been affected by drought. Coupled with the drought's impacts, saltwater intrusion has extended up to 90 km inland in some coastal areas, leaving…
Affected countries: Palau, Philippines, Viet Nam
Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) made its first landfall in the Philippines' Eastern Samar province as a category 2 at 9:15 p.m. on 6 Dec 2014 (Manila time) with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h and gusts of up to 210 km/h. The storm made a second landfall in the morning of 7 Dec in…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) made landfall over Lapu-Lapu in Albay province in the eastern Philippines in the late afternoon of 15 Jul 2014. It crossed the Northern Capital Region area the following morning, impacting the Metro Manila area with strong winds and heavy rain, causing…
Affected countries: Viet Nam
On the evening of 14 Nov, the tropical storm 15 weakens into tropical depression and hit the south-central provinces of Viet Nam, bringing heavy rainfall and strong winds. From 14 November at 7 PM to 17 November at 7 PM, the coastal areas from Quang Tri to Ninh Thuan and the Central Highlands have…
Tropical Storm Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) initially formed in Micronesia, then gained strength, continued west and made its first landfall at 4:40 a.m. on 8 Nov 2013 in Guiuan municipality of the Philippines' Eastern Samar province. (OCHA, 8 Nov 2013) Initial reports estimated…
Affected countries: Philippines, Viet Nam
Typhoon Nari (locally known as Santi) hit the northern Philippines early on 12 Oct 2013, killing 13 people and affecting more than 200,000. More than 43,000 people (or 9,000 families) were displaced, some living with host families and others in evacuation centres. More than 16,500 homes were…
After making landfall as Category 1 Typhoon on 30 Sep 2013 on the central provinces of Viet Nam, Wutip passed over Laos on 1 Oct and then moved to Thailand, where it weakened from a typhoon to a tropical depression, bringing heavy rain to the northern regions of the country. The most affected…
Typhoon Usagi (locally known as Odette) struck the Philippines on 21 Sep 2013 in the southern part of Itbayat Island, one of the three main islands of the Batanes group of islands, affecting almost 48,000 people and causing severe damage to agriculture (OCHA, 23 Sep 2013). In China, media reports…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Viet Nam
Son-Tinh (Ofel) made landfall as a tropical storm in the Philippines on 25 Oct 2012, killing 27 people and destroying almost 200 houses (Govt., 29 Oct 2012). On 27 Oct, more than 15,000 people stayed in 97 evacuation centers (Govt., 27 Oct 2012). After gaining typhoon strength, Son-Tinh hit Viet…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Viet Nam
Tropical Storm Kai-Tak (Helen) made landfall in Isabela province on the northeastern coast of the Philippines on 15 Aug 2012, bringing heavy rains that caused flash floods and flooding. Seven people died, and more than 86,700 people were affected. About 10,650 people took shelter in 77 evacuation…
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…
Affected countries: Viet Nam
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…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Viet Nam
Typhoon Nalgae, struck the Philippines on Saturday, 1 October 2011, following almost the same route as Typhoon Nesat. Nalgae hit Isabela province and although it did not cause widespread adverse conditions, heavy rains in the Cordillera mountain region pose a new threat of flash floods and…
Typhoon "Pedrung" (Nesat) made landfall over the boundary of Aurora, Isabela in Philippines. 635 families, 2,771 persons have been affected. Around 112,000 persons were ordered to evacuate due to fear of floods and landslides. (Govt, 27 Sep 2011) Useful Links NDRRMC Situational Report…
Affected countries: Viet Nam
Between late September and early December 2011, the Mekong Delta region of Viet Nam experienced its worst flooding in 11 years, affecting over 600,000 people in the provinces of An Giang, Dong Thap, Long An, Can Tho, Vinh Long, Hau Giang and Kien Giang. Unlike the floods Viet Nam faces every year,…
Tropical storm "Juaning"(International name: Nock-ten) makes landfall in Aurora province, Philippines on July 27. Death toll climbs to 20, and affects over 600,000. (NDRRMC Sitrep No.5) Useful Links NDRRMC Situational Report on Tropical Storm "JUANING" NDRRMC Severe Weather…