Update news floods

Severe floods in Danang on October 14, triggered by Storm Sonca, has destroyed thousands of homes and caused more than VND1,486 billion in damage.

Storm SONCA causes worst Da Nang floods in a decade

After weakening from a tropical storm to a low tropical pressure system, SONCA dumped up to 800mm of rain in many areas.

Floodwaters rise, Hoi An uses boats for foreign tourists

After heavy rains, which lasted two days (October 9-10), many roads in Hoi An were deeply flooded. Traveling by boat on the old streets became a unique experience for many tourists.

Hanoi streets turn into rivers in rainy season, anti-flooding work stalls

The rainy season has just begun but Hanoi’s streets have already undergone 3-4 floods.

Urban flooding in HCM City exceeding forecast

Only a few 30-minute downpours at the beginning of the rainy season have left Ho Chi Minh City surrounded by water. It seems that urban flooding here is more serious than estimate.

No one must be left without food or clothes after floods: PM

Efforts must be exerted so nobody is left without food, clothes or shelter after the recent floods, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh ordered on December 5.

Climate change adaptation featured in HCM City’s master plan

Ho Chi Minh City’s master plan aims for the southern metropolis to develop into the country’s largest economic hub for tourism, industrial services, and high-tech agriculture by 2040, with a particular focus on climate change adaptation.

Rebuilding homes is also rebuilding lives

Four storms, including typhoons Molave and Goni, triggered floods and landslides that devastated central provinces in Vietnam from October to December, with 249 people either killed or missing and 11,700 houses damaged or destroyed.

Lukewarm catastrophe insurance segment

Each year, natural disasters cost Vietnam approximately 0.3-0.5% of her gross domestic product, which adversely affects socio-economic situation as well as national security.

Farmers in central region struggle to recover after historic floods

After felling 300 papaya trees in his farm, Nguyen Nam, a 60-year-old farmer in Dai Loc District, central Quang Nam Province, does not want to think about the historic floods that lashed the region last month.

Historic disaster: thousands of tons of shrimp and fish die in floods

The historic downpours and floods in the central region have damaged 25.9 percent of the total aquaculture area.

Over US$370,351 collected in charity walk for poor residents

Over VND8.6 billion (US$370,351) was collected in a charity walk in Phu Nhuan District in Ho Chi Minh City for poor residents in Tet holiday ( the Lunar New Year) which is nearly coming.

Floods worsen Hoi An iconic bridge’s deterioration

The Japanese Covered Bridge in the central province of Quang Nam’s Hoi An City has faced more serious deterioration following recent floods.

UNESCO-recognised Hoi An inundated by flooding again

Hoi An ancient town which has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site has been submerged again by rising floodwaters following a prolonged spell of torrential rain.

The National Assembly discusses forests, small hydroelectricity plants and floods

The first session of the National Assembly's discussion on the socio-economic situation that was broadcast live yesterday attracted the attention of voters and people nationwide.

Minister warns about development of small-scale hydropower

Answering the local press on the sidelines of the National Assembly session, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha said the principle of his ministry is ‘not to develop small-scale hydropower at any cost’.

Central region residents get help to clean up after historic floods

Dau Thi Lien tried to find something usable in the rubble, but there wasn't much left except for some books, clothes and a table and some chairs, all covered in mud.

Quang Binh’s roads severely damaged by floods

Continuous flooding in the past half month has caused huge damage to the transport system in the central province of Quang Binh. Many roads were eroded, seriously affecting transport in the central coastal locality.

PM inspects post-flood recovery efforts in central region

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday underlined the urgent need to get life back to normal for people in flood-hit areas in the central region.

Heavy rain, floods wreak havoc in central provinces as new typhoon approaches

Ongoing heavy rains and flooding has killed 20 people in central provinces, and 14 more have been reported missing in central provinces, as the country braces for the seventh typhoon to hit this year.