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In 2018, Vietnam was struck by several different deadly floods.

2018 Vietnam floods
Date23–25 June
21 July
1–3 August
2 September
19 November
25 November
9-10 December
CauseFloods

Contents

June northern Vietnam floodsEdit

On 23 June, floods started across the country. The flood waters have receded from the northern mountainous provinces of Lai Chau, Ha Giang and Lao Cai while several towns and villages were inaccessible.[1] 23 people were confirmed dead in the floods: in Lai Chau 16 were killed, 5 in Ha Giang Province while two others in other provinces.[2] An estimated VND530 billion ($23.2 million) of damage was recorded in Lao Cai, Ha Giang and Lai Chau and over 80 houses had been destroyed and over 700 hectares of rice fields damaged.[3]

Tropical storm Son-TinhEdit

On 21 July, floods triggered by heavy rains hit the northern part of the country after tropical storm Son-Tinh made landfall in northern coastal areas, killing 27 people and wounding 14, while 7 others were declared missing. Also, 17,000 animals were killed, 82,000 hectares of crops were damaged and 5,000 houses were destroyed.[4]

August northern Vietnam floodsEdit

On 1 August, two children and a man drowned as new floods has overflowed one bank of the Bui River, engulfed several villages and threaten to submerge parts of Hanoi.[5] On 3 August, floods triggered landslides in Phong Tho, Lai Chau that killed six people, injuring two and leaving five others missing.[6]

September northern Vietnam floodsEdit

On 2 September, floods started again across northern provinces of the country. As of 4 September, at least 14 people were confirmed dead, mostly in Thanh Hoa, while four others are declared missing. Also, 375 houses were damaged and 661 cattle killed.[7]

Tropical Storm TorajiEdit

On November 16, a tropical disturbance formed east of Vietnam and strengthened into a tropical-depression. Toraji made landfall on November 18 . Toraji caused flooding in Nha Trang, resulting in 19 dead and a damage of 396 billion (US$17.2 million).

Typhoon UsagiEdit

On November 25, Usagi made landfall in Mekong Delta as a severe tropical storm. The typhoon caused flooding in Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Binh Thuan, killing three people.[8][9] Losses in Vietnam were at 347 billion (US$15 million).[10]

December central Vietnam floodsEdit

Torrential rains triggered heavy flooding and landslides in central provinces of Quang Tri, Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai causing deaths of at least 7 people. In 24 hours, Da Nang received a record rain level of 635 mm, the highest since 1975. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Flood deaths in northern Vietnam increase to 22
  2. ^ Floods, landslides kill 22 residents in northern Vietnam
  3. ^ Floods, landslides in northern Vietnam kill 23, leave 10 missing
  4. ^ Vietnam flood death toll rises to 27, more rain forecast
  5. ^ Vietnam flooding kills 3
  6. ^ Landslides kill 6, leave 5 missing in northern Vietnam
  7. ^ 14 killed, 4 missing in Vietnam floods, says country's natural disaster prevention and control agency
  8. ^ "Tìm thấy thi thể thanh niên bị nước lũ cuốn trôi trong bão số 9". laodong.vn. 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  9. ^ "TP.HCM: Đang tìm kiếm một người bị nước cuốn xuống kênh Đen". infonet.vn. 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  10. ^ "Global Catastrophe Recap November 2018" (PDF). December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.