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Vietnam considers using AI to warn about landslides, flash floods

The Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VMHA) has proposed applying AI to give early warnings about landslides and flash floods.

Helicopter drops supplies to inaccessible communes

The Vietnam Air Force-Air Defense Force on November 1 dispatched a helicopter to deliver emergency supplies to approximately 3,000 local residents of two communes in Quang Nam completely isolated by flashfloods and landslides.

Vietnam to brace for super typhoon Goni

Super typhoon Goni packing winds of more than 200kph is entering the East Sea and is forecast to head toward Vietnam, which has been ravaged by recent storms, in a couple of days.

Meeting discusses support for flooding-hit areas in central region

Downpours in the central region will continue in coming days, heightening the risk of flash floods and landslides, heard a meeting of the Office of the permanent Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on October 18.

Tropical low depression to hit central Vietnam October 16

Central provinces are braced for lashing rain again, starting October 16, as a tropical low depression is forecast to strike the central coast this evening, according to the latest weather forecast bulletin.

Typhoon preparedness still lacking

Despite the efforts of authorities, typhoons continue to pose high risks of great human and material loss in Vietnam, experts have said.

Locality put on alert as bad weather forecast

Some areas in the northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang and Lao Cai have been warned to expect flash floods and landslides.

Family of three buried under landslides in Dak Nong province

All three members in a family were buried in their home due to landslide in Dak Sin commune, Dak R’lap district of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on August 7 night.

Residents of landslides-prone areas wait for relocation

Flash floods battered northern mountainous area in late June, sweeping away Lu Van Ve’s house and all of his belongings.

Storm Wipha lands in Quang Ninh, weakens to tropical depression

Storm Wipha made landfall in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on August 2 night and has weaken to a tropical depression, delivering drenching rains and strong gusts to northern and north-central localities.

Flood-hit provinces search for missing persons, start clean-up work

The northern mountainous province of Lai Chau is still searching for three people who were swept away during flash floods that hit earlier this week.

Flash floods swept through northern mountainous region

Flash floods collapsed the only suspension bridge spanning Ban Ho stream connecting Sa Pa and neighbouring communes in Lao Cai province. The floods also caused serious damages in Lai Chau province.


Lai Chau: Four people swept away by flash floods

Four people have gone missing after being swept away by flash floods in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on early June 24, according to the provincial Steering Committee for Disaster Response, Search and Rescue.


Heavy rains forecast to hit northern localities

Northern localities are forecast to suffer heavy rains beginning Monday night, with rainfall expected to reach 200mm within a 24-hour period in some provinces, according to the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Centre.

At least 50 killed in flash floods in Indonesia

 At least 50 people have been killed in eastern Indonesia as a result of flash flooding and a landslide, Indonesia's disaster management said.

Landslides may hit northern mountainous region

 VietNamNet Bridge – The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said on Wednesday that there was high risk of landslide in northern provinces including Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Hoa Binh.

Northern mountainous localities warned of further flash flood and landslide risks

 VietNamNet Bridge – The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has warned northern mountainous provinces of the imminent threat of flash floods and landslides.

Northwest highlands battles flash floods, landslides

Every year natural calamities cause serious damage to northern mountainous provinces, including Lai Chau, Son La, Yen Bai, Dien Bien and Lao Cai. 

Sharing experience from Thai rescue

Howard Limbert, the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) Expedition Leader in Vietnam and Technical Director and safety advisor for Oxalis Adventures, and Nguyen Chau A, general director of Oxalis Adventures, have just returned

Floods and landslides ravage northern provinces

 VietNamNet Bridge – Heavy rain over the weekend has resulted in deadly flash floods and landslides in many northern mountainous provinces.