Hydropower plants cause double floods

Hydropower plants cause double floods

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.
The National Road 27C is cut off by a landslide. (Photo: SGGP)

Landslide blocks National Highway 27C, separates Nha Trang, Da Lat

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 in Central region damaged by flooding, erosions

Thousands of houses in Central region damaged by flooding, erosions

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. 
Southern provinces brace for heavy rain caused by intertropical convergence zone

Southern provinces brace for heavy rain caused by intertropical convergence zone

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.
Tens of thousands of houses are submerged underwater after heavy flooding in Le Thuy District in Quang Binh Province. Fishermen of fishing villages in Ngu Thuy Commune sail their boats to rescue local people.

People nationwide extends solidarity with flood victims

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.
Heavy rains claim more than 100 lives in central Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

RoK provides US$300,000 for Vietnamese flood-hit people

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.