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Vietnam - Tropical Cyclone WIPHA update (Vietnam Disaster Management Authority, NCHMF, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 7 August 2019)

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  • Following Tropical Cyclone WIPHA's passage on 31 July in Vietnam, the national authorities report 12 fatalities and 9 missing following flooding and landslides. The most affected provinces are Soc Trang, Ca Mau and Kien Giang, where at least 6,470 buildings have been damaged. A section of sea dyke on the western coast of Ca Mau was at high risk of breaching due to strong waves.
  • Water levels in the Srepok river are approaching alarming levels, while flash flood and landslide warnings are in effect for low-lying districts in Dak Lak, Lam Dong and Dak Nong provinces.
  • Heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and stong winds are forecast across Vietnam from 7-8 August.