Tropical storm Vicente (No.4) Situation Report No. 3 July 30, 2012

Report
from UN Country Team in Viet Nam
Published on 30 Jul 2012

Summary

  • 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.

  • 479 houses have been damaged and more than 2,492ha of rice and other vegetables flooded.

  • Over the last two days, the Government has organised controlled discharges of water at the Tuyen Quang, Son La and Hoa Binh hydropower plants.