Disasters

Floods

Vietnam should expect extreme flooding this year

The number of storms affecting Vietnam will drop against last year but it is likely that heavy rains will result in extreme flooding. According to the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VMHA), 10-12 storms could form in Vietnam’s East Sea this year, with around half ...

Gia Chinh

Record flooding kills 84 in central region so far

The death toll during recent severe flooding in the central region reached 84 while 38 others were missing as of 6pm of October 18, reported the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. The devastated flooding, which has lasted for more ...

Flood season coming late, drought may hit Mekong Delta again next year

This year’s flood season in the Mekong Delta is likely to arrive late and if there is insufficient rain in the months to come, drought and saltwater intrusion may plague the region again during the next dry season, experts have said.Nguyen Huu Thien, an expert ...

Extreme natural calamities cause big concerns for Vietnam

Natural disasters in the first six months of the year killed 47 people and caused damages worth VND3.4 trillion.Since the beginning of the year, Vietnam has incurred 16 types of natural disasters, 186 thunderstorms, tornadoes and heavy rains in 43 provinces and cities. The situation ...

Thanh Mai

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risks ...

Seminar discuss application of science and technology in natural disaster prevention

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has highlighted the significance of taking groups of measures associated with science and technology (S&T) application and utilising the mankind’s S&T achievements in natural disaster response and adaptation. During the seminar, delegates affirmed the necessity of applying ...

Measures sought to prevent natural disasters in northern mountainous region

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control held a conference on June 3 in the north-western province of Hoa Binh to discuss measures to prevent natural disasters in the northern mountainous region in 2019.Within the framework of the event, a training course ...

Raising public awareness of natural disaster preparedness

Competent authorities should work to raise public awareness as well as improve their forecasting capacity against natural disasters in the context of extreme and unpredictable climate change, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong said in a letter penned for the 72nd anniversary of ...

Hanoi to apply HSDC Maps in flood warning

The flood warning in Hanoi will be implemented via the HSDC Maps application, which can be used on smart phones, according to General Director of the Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company Vo Tien Hung. The application is to provide users with flood warnings, directions, water ...

Flood in the Mekong Delta through satellite remote sensing

In order to quickly provide information on flooded areas in the Mekong Delta, the Vietnam Space Centre, under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), has used the image of Radar Remote Sensing Satellites sent by the Sentinel- 1 of the European Space Agency ...

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