Disasters

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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 ...

Over 130 schools closed in flooded Magwe

About 130 schools have been closed and over 30,000 victims have been relocated in Magwe Region due to rising water level of the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers.Magwe Region Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Department head U Myint Soe told The Myanmar Times, “The schools are ...

Storm Talas kills one, destroys thousands of homes

Tropical storm Talas made landfall in the central provinces of Nghệ An and Hà Tĩnh at around 1am on Monday, resulting in strong wind and heavy rainfall in the region that killed at least one person and destroyed thousands of houses.Read more ...

Landslide claims six lives in Phongsaly

Two parents and four children were killed in a landslide in Phongsaly province early on Sunday occurring after almost two weeks of rainfall. Head of Public Security Office of Samphan district Lieutenant Colonel Houmphaeng Khounsaniamphai told Vientiane Times yesterday that the landslide took place in Phearluang village ...

Death toll 34 from lightning, thunderstorms

A total of 23 people from Kachin, Kayah and Rakhine states as well as the Magwe, Tanintharyi, Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions, and Nay Pyi Taw, died as a result of being hit by lightning from April 1 to May 9. The Department of Relief and ...

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