Update news flooding

City flooding seen from HCM City

Flooding is spreading even to urban seaside areas favorable for drainage and highlands.

Lao Cai city submerged after heavy rain

Lao Cai city in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has been submerged after heavy rains this morning.

Northern region warned of extreme weather

Provinces and cities in the northeast and north central regions are set to see heavy rain of up to 40-120mm on April 26, said the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Hue hit by prolonged period of heavy rain

Heavy downpours lasting for several days have inundated many areas throughout the city of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, leaving many places submerged and thousands of homes flooded, with four people dead and one missing.

HCM City to charge fee for sewerage to reduce flooding

HCM City Department of Construction has proposed to collect fees on discharged water in an effort to deal with the severe flooding problem in the area.

HCM City still has 22 flood-prone areas

HCMC has spent more than VND25 trillion on anti-flooding projects over the past five years but the city still has 22 flood-prone areas, 

HCM City vows to curb city centre flooding by 2021

HCM City will vow to deal with the inundation in city centre areas by next year, said Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Construction Huynh Thanh Khiet.

HCM City to improve road, drainage to ease traffic, flooding problems

HCM City is taking steps to improve road and water drainage infrastructure to mitigate its traffic and flooding problems.


Phu Quoc authorities consider solutions to prevent floods

Phu Quoc authorities are considering radical solutions to fight against floods after the island incurred the biggest flood in its history last August.

Southern Vietnam suffers from flooding, tidal surges

Flooding and tidal surges over the last few days have wreaked havoc in many localities of the southern region.

Are floods in Da Lat, Phu Quoc caused by hot tourism development?

Da Lat and Phu Quoc, tourism paradises of Vietnam, have experienced historic floods, even though Da Lat is located on a plateau and Phu Quoc is an island.

Hasty planning plunges tourism spots under water

It may be unusual for hilly areas and islands surrounded by ocean to grapple with flooding, but historic floods last week in Phu Quoc Island and Da Lat, sent local people and tourists into a nightmare scenario.


Vietnam's Central Highlands suffers worst flooding in a decade

The recent levels of torrential rain and flooding which have devastated parts of the Central Highlands region and left 10 dead have been the worst to hit the area since September 2009.

Heavy rain submerges in central highlands provinces

Provinces throughout the central highlands suffered from a prolonged period of heavy downpours from August 6-8, resulting in rising water levels and causing severe difficulties for local residents.

HCM City wants to cooperate with European businesses in smart city

Ho Chi Minh City is keen to cooperate with European businesses in building a smart city, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has said.

Health ministry calls for sanitation after storm

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health on Monday requested health departments in the provinces affected by Typhoon Usagi to ensure clean water supplies and prevent disease outbreaks.

HCM City urged to tackle flooding, pollution and traffic congestion

 VietNamNet Bridge – The chairwoman of the HCM City People’s Council urged the city’s People’s Committee to seek better solutions to tackle flooding, pollution and traffic congestion 

To stop flooding, HCM City needs a ‘conductor’

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City has spent VND22 trillion in the last 10 years to fight flooding, while the figure is expected to increase to VND120 trillion by 2020. 

Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

 A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea 

Monstrous Hurricane Irma kills 14 in Caribbean, heads for Florida

 The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday, rattling buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century,