Disasters

Storms

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

Combination of factors causes extreme weather: experts

A combination of bad factors, plus cold air mass and convergence of winds at a height of 5,000 meters, have caused extreme weather phenomena, including large hail and the 50-year historic cold spell on April 22-23. The National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting believes that the 2020 ...

Le Ha

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 ...

Up to 6 storms, tropical depressions affect mainland in 2018

Among 12-13 storms forecast to enter East Sea, up to six are forecast to directly affect the mainland in 2018, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecastings.Keep reading ...

HL

2017 storms cause 386 deaths and missing

Vietnam has seen a record number of storms this year which has left 386 deaths and missing and VND60trn (USD2.64 billion) in damage.Keep reading   ...

Dan Tri Reporter

Why Asia's Typhoon Season Targeted Vietnam This Year

You probably heard about Hurricane Maria as it killed hundreds of people across the Caribbean Sea in September and Hurricane Harvey’s flooding in the U.S. city of Houston a month earlier.But do you know about Kirogi, a tropical storm of near-typhoon proportions that made landfall ...

Ralph Jennings

Landslides in Mekong Delta could lead to serious flooding

There are 562 landslide spots in Mekong Delta with total length of over 786 kilometers, according to the General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control.Keep reading   ...

VietNamNet Reporter

Vietnam releases water from brimming reservoirs as APEC summit nears

Vietnam released water from seven dangerously full reservoirs on Tuesday to avoid further flooding, after a weekend typhoon killed nearly 90 people. Authorities said particular effort was being made to avoid flooding around the city of Danang, which will host U.S. President Donald Trump, China’s Xi ...

Mai Nguyen

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