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