Disasters

Storms

Time to turn to nature for climate action

Four consecutive typhoons pummeled the Philippines in just a couple of weeks, leaving swathes of destruction in their wake. The most recent one, with the local name “Ulysses” (international name: Vamco) submerged parts of Luzon, giving residents in the capital a painful reminder of the ...

Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim

Typhoon Vamco strikes Vietnam and the Philippines, showing force of climate crisis

On November 15, Typhoon Vamco struck the coast of central Vietnam with gusts topping 100 kilometers per hour, becoming the latest in a string of storms to hit the country in recent weeks. Following months of harsh drought, the storms have caused widespread flooding and landslides, displacing ...

Editorial

Vietnam floods and landslides displace 90,000 people as new cyclone nears

Floods and landslides in Vietnam are reported to have left at least 102 people dead or missing, while tens of thousands of people have lost their homes to rising water. Two storms that hit central Vietnam in the first two weeks of October, Storm Linfa and Storm Nangka, ...

Ashley Lampard in Hanoi

Vietnam flood death toll rises as storm Nangka dumps more rain

Vietnam’s flood death toll rose to at least 23 and authorities said the incoming storm Nangka would dump more heavy rain on the country in the coming days. The floods also left at least 14 people missing in Vietnam’s central provinces, the government said in a ...

NEWS AGENCIES

Climate change impacts worsen in Mekong Delta

The environment in Mekong Delta is severely being affected by hasher natural disasters, water pollution and natural resources depletion, said a scholar.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Typhoon Tembin moves from Philippines to Vietnam as death toll rises to 230

Hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have been evacuated as the region braces for the arrival of Tropical Storm Tembin, which left more than 230 people dead in the Philippines.Keep reading ...

ABC Reporter

Flash floods kill two, severely affect residents of Oudomxay

Two villagers were reportedly killed by flash flooding in the country’s northern Oudomxay province and more households severely impacted as heavy rain lashed multiple districts over the weekend, a provincial senior official said yesterday. A heavy downpour that began on Friday midnight and continued until ...

Warning out on tropical depression “Sonca”

People are advised to brace for severe weather condition and possible flash floods from today (July 26) until Friday (July 28), according to a warning issued by the Thai Meteorological Department today.Keep reading ...

Thai-Myanmar border market hit by floods

Border market in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai was flooded after Mae Sai river overflowed banks and flooded houses and border markets along both sides of the river. The water level in the fast-flowing Mae Sai river overflowed banks following continuous rains that lashed ...

Heavy rain brings floodwaters to Borikhamxay

Heavy rainfall over several hours caused flood waters to inundate farmlands and cut off key road routes in Khamkeuth district, Borikhamxay province, an official has confirmed.Officials in at-risk areas are monitoring river levels including Phao and Kata Rivers through to the Nam Thern River, which ...

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