Update news natural disasters
Aside from the tragic deaths, property damage from natural disasters is estimated at VNĐ211.3 billion (close to US$9 million).
Dozens of houses have been badly damaged by whirlwinds that struck the central provinces of Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.
Natural disasters caused economic loss worth nearly 19.5 trillion VND (approximately 830 million USD) in 2022, up 3.4 times from the loss recorded in 2021.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey has sent a working delegation to southeastern provinces joining search and rescue activities for victims of an earthquake that devastated this part the country on February 6.
There has not been any information confirming Vietnamese citizens are among those affected by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the most powerful over the past nearly 100 years.
A total of VND19.50 trillion was lost due to over 1,050 natural disasters in 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced at a meeting on December 30.
Saltwater has entered deep into the estuaries of central coastal provinces, leaving over 150,000 meters of collapsed hills and causing havoc for the locals.
After weakening from a tropical storm to a low tropical pressure system, SONCA dumped up to 800mm of rain in many areas.
A landslide occurred in Tra Bong District of Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam on October 10 evening, burying some items of Ka Tinh hydropower plant in the locality, according to a local official.
Super typhoon Noru weakened into a tropical depression after entering the central region of Vietnam Tuesday night, damaging houses and uprooting trees.
UNICEF Vietnam expressed its concern over children and families in the country vulnerable to Typhoon Noru, saying it stands ready to support the Government of Vietnam in responding to the most powerful storm to hit Vietnam in 20 years.
As many as 119 people in Vietnam are dead or missing so far this year due to natural disasters, according to the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Natural disasters are becoming more unpredictable and extreme due to climate change, causing more extensive damage to people and property.
A total of six people have been confirmed dead with several others missing throughout the northern region following torrential rains and floods caused by Storm Mulan’s circulation.
This year’s natural disasters are forecast to be more complicated, fierce and unpredictable than in 2022 with unusual heavy rainfalls in the last months of the year and storms likely to have unusual trajectories.
Heavy rain that lasted from May 30 evening to May 31 morning triggered a landslide in Nam Hoa commune of Dong Hy district (Thai Nguyen province), killing three local people.
Hanoi and other northern provinces were inundated following heavy rains on May 23 and 24 that have caused human and property losses.