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Vietnam, Laos, Thailand - Tropical Cyclone SINLAKU update (GDACS, NOAA, Copernicus EMS, Reliefweb, Floodlist, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 04 August 2020)

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  • Tropical Cyclone SINLAKU's passage over the Gulf of Tonkin, northern Vietnam and northern Laos on 1-3 August, caused heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge across the region.

  • According to media reports, 4 have died, 2 in Loei Province (northern Thailand), and 2 in Hoa Binh and Quang Ninh Provinces (north-east Vietnam). More than 1,000 people have been affected and over 200 houses damaged in Xayaboury Province (northern Laos).

  • The Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated on 3 August to support the damage assessment across northern Vietnam.

  • Heavy rain is forecast over southern China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand over the next 24 hours and very heavy rain over northern Vietnam, central Laos, northern Thailand, and southern Myanmar.