On the morning of December 3, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Sinh, Chairman of the People's Committee of Xuan Loc Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien - Hue Province, confirmed that the person swept away by flood water was Mr. Phan Minh Tam, Secretary of the Party Committee of Xuan Loc Commune. The authorities and local people found his body in the early morning of December 3 and handed it over to his family for a funeral.
Heavy rains plus water from the upstream of Bach Ma National Park flowed downstream quickly, causing flooding on National Highway 1A, the section through Loc Tri Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien - Hue Province, making it difficult for people and vehicles to participate in traffic.
After a heavy rain lasting from the night of November 19 to November 20, thousands of houses in Ghenh Rang Ward in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, were submerged in water. Many places were flooded from 1m to nearly 2m under the water. Local authorities have asked for assistance from the police, army, border guards, and militia to support people in flooded areas.
According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the Central, South Central regions, and the Central Highlands will have isolated showers and thunderstorms, with heavy rain in some places with a rainfall of 20-40mm and over 70mm in some places on the night of November 13 and the day of November 14.
The People's Committee of Thuong Hoa Commune in the highland district of Minh Hoa in Quang Binh Province, on the morning of October 8, said that the road leading to the villages of the Ruc ethnic people has been seriously eroded with dozens of tons of rocks falling from both sides of the mountain, isolating about 800 people and Ca Xeng Border Guard Station from the outside.
According to the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, by the end of September 29, two people died, one went missing due to heavy rains and floods in the aftermath of typhoon Noru in the Central region of Vietnam. In addition, 62 were injured, and thousands of houses and thousands of hectares of agricultural land were damaged.
Many roads in Dak Glei District were eroded by Storm Noru, causing many residential areas to be isolated. Currently, two communes with more than 4,000 people are still unreachable due to road landslides.
The People's Committee of Dak Lak Province, on August 10, said that it had recently issued a document requesting departments and localities to proactively respond to large-scale heavy rains occurring in the province.
Based on the weather forecast and warnings for severe typhoon Rai, Standing Deputy Head of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan signed an urgent letter this afternoon to direct relevant ministries, agencies and localities on dealing with the tropical typhoon as it is forecast to move rapidly, enter the East Sea tonight and probably change its path near the coast with typhoon-force winds of levels 9 to 11.
In the past few days, floods have continuously raged, causing increasing damages in the South Central provinces. And yet, many hydropower plants in the upstream of large rivers have also ceaselessly discharged water, creating double floods, affecting tens of thousands of households. Thereby, it shows that there are still many shortcomings in the operation and management of hydropower reservoirs.
A landslide following heavy rains in the morning of November 30 has blocked a section of the National Highway 27C running through Lac Duong District’s Da Chais Commune in Lam Dong Province and separated the two resort towns of Da Lat and Nha Trang.
Thousands of houses had been flooded and many embankments, traffic roads had been broken after the prolonged spell of heavy and persistent downpours in the Central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Thua Thien-Hue from November 28 through November 29.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting predicted extremely heavy rains in the Central, Southern, Central Highlands regions from November 16 through November 18 due to an influence of the current cold air mass connecting with upper-air turbulence.
According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, there will be heavy and torrential rains across the country from October 31 to November 5, with anticipation of dangerous weather.
According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the intertropical convergence zone with an axis passing through the South Central Coast connects with a low-pressure area in the East Sea moving inland, so there will be moderate rain, heavy rain, downpours, and thunderstorms in the areas from Da Nang City to Binh Thuan Province, the Central Highlands, and the South from September 19 to September 21.
Consecutive storms with heavy rains causing serious floods and landslides have hit the central region. As of October 24 evening, the natural disaster killed 119 lives, and left 21 others missing, destroyed thousands of houses and caused a big loss of property of local residents.
The government of the Republic of Korea (RoK) has decided to provide a humanitarian aid package worth US$300,000 for Vietnam to help it overcome consequences of recent floods in its central region, the RoK's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on October 22.