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Artist Nguyen Ngoc Phuong has opened an exhibition 'Niệm' (Opinion) in Hanoi, showcasing his lacquer paintings that were inspired by the historic flooding in the central region.

Heavy rains, floods leave eight dead, injured, missing

Three people died, four were injured and one went missing after torrential rains swept through northern and central provinces as of 5pm on October 17, according to the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

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.

Floods, climate change and hydropower

Natural disasters and floods have devastated central Vietnam at a record level. So far, 130 people have been reported dead, and 18 others are missing.

Helicopters to be used for Quang Nam landslide rescue

Authorities in the central province of Quang Nam have planned to use helicopters in the rescue of eight people who are missing in two landslides.


Storm Molave makes landfall in central Vietnam

Storm Molave made landfall in central Vietnam at noon on Oct. 28, bringing winds as strong as 115-135km an hour and rainfall of 100-320mm throughout the region.

Rescue force discovers bodies of two workers, central region braces for typhoon

Soldiers of Military Zone 4 found the bodies of two workers buried in a landslide at Rao Trang 3 Hydropower Plant in Phong Dien District, the central province of Thua Thien - Hue on Friday.

Hundreds of charity groups support Quang Binh flood victims

Hundreds of charity groups have come to the central province of Quang Binh to assist flood-hit victims with necessities.

Storm Saudel gains strength, bringing rain to all localities

Saudel is moving west at a speed of 10-15 km per hour, around 770 km to the east-southeast of Hoang Sa archipelago and is forecast to gain strength and bring rain to all localities across the country in the coming days.

All 22 bodies in Quang Tri's landslide recovered

Eight more bodies of soldiers and officers missing in a severe landslide in Huong Hoa district of central Quang Tri province were found on October 19.

Severe flooding halts hydropower plant in northern Vietnam

A prolonged period of heavy rain which triggered severe flooding from July 19 to July 21 in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has caused significant losses to local households and construction sites throughout the locality.

How can Hanoi prepare for heavy rains and floods?

If it rains heavily and flooding is intense, it is highly possible that dykes will break, experts say.

NA deputies pass new amendments to Vietnam's natural disaster, dike, construction laws

Legislators voted to pass a law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Law on Dykes at the ongoing ninth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Three die, 18 injured after bad weather strikes

Three people have died and 18 others injured after a whirlwind destroyed a factory in Trung My Commune, Binh Xuyen District, in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

Hailstones hit northern Vietnam

Hail on March 17 night and early March 18 caused damage in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Lai Chau and Phu Tho.


Vietnam among top 3 countries in number of oil spills

From 1992 to now, 190 oil spills occurred in Vietnam, a major cause of sea pollution.

Torrential rains leave four dead, eight missing in central Vietnam

At least four people were killed and eight others remain missing in central provinces after torrential rains brought by a tropical depression have stricken the region over the past few days.


Whirl kills 1, damages nearly 1,200 houses in An Giang

Heavy rain and strong wind across the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on July 23 caused one dead, wrecked and blew away roofs of 1,192 houses, and inflicted serious damage on local assets and farming.


Vietnam uses remote sensing technology for disaster warnings

The use of remote sensing technology and GIS (geographic information system) in monitoring, forecasting, and giving alerts to disasters and the impact of climate change has brought encouraging results.

Japan heatwave declared natural disaster as death toll mounts

 Japan's weather agency has declared a heatwave sweeping the country a natural disaster, with at least 65 deaths recorded in the past week.