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Typhoon Haiyan changes course, threatens north

 Typhoon Haiyan, packing destructive winds of nearly 200kph, weakened a bit and changed its course, heading towards the north-central and northern coastal provinces.

Storm Nari causes losses of $760 million for VN

 Cyclonic storm Nari, the 11th hit Vietnam this year, had taken the lives of 27 people and caused economic losses of nearly 1.6 trillion VND in the central region.

Nari beats resorts, travel firms vigorously

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tens of tours were canceled, thousands of tourists got stuck in Da Nang City and Quang Nam province, while many resorts in the central region have been damaged, which costs travel firms hundreds of billions of dong to repair.

In pictures: Central region wrestles with floods

 VietNamNet Bridge - Total fatalities from tropical storm Nari and following floods in the central region have climbed to 10, according to the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control on October 17.

Two Vietnamese believed dead in Lao plane crash

The Lao News Agency (KPL) confirmed on October 16 that all 49 passengers on board were killed in a plane crash.

In pictures: Life after the storm in central Vietnam

Flooding rose quickly after typhoon Nari on the morning of October 15, causing severe floods in many areas. After the storm, people in the provinces of Thua Thien - Hue, Da Nang and Quang Nam cleaned up and roof their houses.

Typhoon Nari devastates central Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - At least three people were killed in Quang Nam and 11 others injured in Danang when typhoon Nari, packing winds of up to 150kph, battered central provinces early on October 15. 

Storm ‘Nari’ likely to hit Da Nang City

 According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, the latest tropical storm ‘Nari’ is likely to hit Da Nang City by Monday evening.

Storm Wutip causes damage of over $520 mil. to central Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – According to the latest report released on October 4, damage caused by typhoon Wutip in the central provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Binh Thuan and Quang Binh is up to VND11 trillion (about $523 million).

Central Vietnam devastated after storm Wutip

Last night, the storm left Vietnam to Laos. At Quang Tri and Quang Binh, the center of the storm, about 5,000 houses were unroofed, a series of signboards, trees and electric poles were knocked down, and the electrical grid was damaged.

Super-storm Wutip approaching Vietnam’s central coast

 VietNamNet Bridge - This morning, September 30, the storm eye was about 200 km off the coast of Ha Tinh and Thua Thien - Hue provinces and is expected to hit land at 4pm.

Wutip strengthens, mass evacuation ordered

 Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked central coastal provinces to evacuate local residents from flood-prone areas before 09.00 am on September 30 before typhoon Wutip makes landfall.

Five people missing after car swept away

 Two women and three children are still missing after a car was swept away by floodwaters late yesterday in the central province of Nghe An's Nghia Hong Commune.

Another storm heads for central Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – A tropical depression on September 17 strengthened into a storm which is moving towards the central coast of Vietnam, according to national weather experts.

1-2 storms/depressions hit Vietnam in September

 Between 2 and 3 tropical storms or depressions are expected to hit the East Sea in September, of which 1-2 will affect Vietnam, according to weather experts.

Island in Ha Long Bay eroded due to natural causes

The Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources and the specialized agencies of Quang Ninh province have stated that a rock island numbered 649 in the Ha Long Bay had eroded after storm Jebi, owing to entirely natural reasons.

Four people die and go missing in storm Mangkhut

 VietNamNet Bridge - According to the National Committee for Search and Rescue, because of Mangkhut, the sixth storm this year, one died in Hai Phong and three others went missing in Ha Tinh .

Another powerful storm expected in two days

 VietNamNet Bridge – A tropical depression strengthened into a storm in the East Sea on August 6, and is expected to hit northern and central coastal provinces in 36 hours.

New tropical depression formed in the East Sea

 VietNamNet Bridge - While the damage caused by storm Jebi has not been fully calculated, a new tropical depression has formed in the East Sea and is moving towards the mainland.

Storm Jebi does not cause human losses

 VietNamNet Bridge - In addition to three people with minor injuries in Quang Ninh, other provinces do not report any human losses in storm Jebi.