The People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on March 14 announced an emergency state as landslides have occurred in many areas in Mo Cay Nam District with a total length of around 680 meters.
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.
The National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting yesterday predicted heavy rain in Hanoi and the Northern region, followed by intense heat to the high of 39 degrees Celsius in both the Northern and Central areas.
According to the Vietnam Natural Disaster Management Authority, non-stop heavy rains from the morning to the afternoon of May 23 in the northern region have flooded the suburbs of Hanoi and northern provinces such as Thai Nguyen, and Vinh Phuc.
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.
Due to the influence of the cold air front combined with high-altitude disturbances of the prevailing wind, from November 14 and 15, there will be moderate, heavy, and torrential rains in Central Vietnam.
On the evening of November 12, Chairman of the Ward 10 People’s Committee, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province said the city had to promptly relocate 7 households with over 25 people, including tourists staying at local hotels due to sudden landslides.
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.
Throughout October 19, the Ba Nang Border Guard Station under the Quang Tri Province Border Guard collaborated with local authorities, Youth Union’s members and people to dredge and clean up a mass of fallen branches and mud on inter-communal roads, waterlogged bridges to help smooth traffic.
At least three people have been initially killed and five are missing in the Central provinces of Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Ninh and Thua Thien - Hue after torrential rainfall-induced landslides and flooding in recent days.
A severe landslide occurred in a local ferry pier in Binh Minh Town’s Thanh Phuoc Ward in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on February 14 (on the 3rd day of the first lunar month), sweeping six houses into the Hau River.
Phuoc Loc is the most affected commune in Phuoc Son District, Quang Nam Province as recent storms bringing landslides and flash floods left 13 people dead and missing, damaged traffic infrastructure, buried and isolated tens of households for the past 15 days.
The People’s Committees of Thua Thien-Hue Province has asked the Rao Trang 3 Hydropower Plant Joint Stock Company to halt all construction activities at Rao Trang 3 Hydropower Plant project following deadly landslides.
The search and rescue force in Phuoc Son District, the Central province of Quang Nam reported they have found five bodies of 11 people who were buried by a landslide in the very early morning of October 29 at Phuoc Loc Commune.
In the Sunday evening of October 25, search and rescue operation of missing workers at Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant in Thua Thien Hue Province has been temporarily suspended because the continued heavy rainfall and flooding comes as typhoon Saudel has entered central Vietnam, said head of the office of the provincial People's Committee, Tran Thi Hoai Tram.