Update news natural disasters
Floods, landslides, and other natural disasters are common occurrences in Vietnam, often characterised by their rapid and localised impacts.
The downpours are expected to continue to next week.
Nghe Tinh Railway JSC. yesterday announced a serious landslide incident on the North-South Railway route passing Ha Tinh Province at 3:00 am due to heavy rain.
Heavy rain over the past two days have triggered landslides in the central province of Ha Tinh, disrupting travel on the North-South rail route running across the locality.
In recent days, showers to downpours have battered provinces in the central region causing many roads to be cut off and many river banks and mountain areas are likely at risk of landslides. The region must cope with natural disasters.
The Department of Education and Training of Da Nang City this afternoon announced that kindergartens and all schools would allow their students to stay at home on October 16 amid nonstop downpours.
Vietnam saw a total of 930,000 children having to leave their homes in the six-year period between 2016 and 2021 due to extreme weather phenomena such as floods, storms and drought, according to UNICEF's latest report.
The north-eastern city of Ha Long (Vietnam) will play host to the 11th Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM) from October 8 – 13, a press conference heard on October 6.
Heavy rains overnight in the Mekong Delta left some provinces under water.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Morocco has not received any information regarding Vietnamese casualties in the earthquake that seriously hit many cities in the African country on September 8, said the Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Pham Thu Hang.
Heavy rain in Lao Cai province on September 12 night had caused flash flood and landslides in several areas, killing two people, missing four people and washing away many local residents’ property in Lien Minh Commune.
The frequency of landslides in recent years shows that human activity has affected mountains and forests, leading to serious negative consequences, Associate Prof Dr Tran Tan Van, former director of the Institute of Geosciences and Minerals, said.
By 2025, HCM City will complete relocation and settlement for 611 local households living in disaster-prone areas, according to a plan that has been approved by city authorities.
The Central Highland province Dak Nong on August 8 declared a state of emergency to support recovery efforts for public works heavily damaged or badly impacted by the recent torrential rain and flooding.
As many as 1,753 natural disasters hit Vietnam during the first seven months of the year, leaving 267 dead, 78 missing, and 291 injured, a conference of the national steering committee for natural disaster prevention and control heard on August 7.
In recent years, many serious landslides have taken a heavy toll on people’s lives and property, cutting off arterial roads.
The northern region has been hit by prolonged heavy rain, resulting in severe landslides and flooding that claimed seven lives and three injuries, blocked numerous roadways, and caused significant damage to properties and infrastructure.
Da Lat is a city famous for its nature, mild climate, and flowers blooming year-round, but it is now coping with harsh natural disasters.