The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting this afternoon issued warnings of unpredictable and severe natural disasters along with torrential rain and flood alerts for the country in the upcoming months.
A torrential rain-induced landslide triggering soil, rock and trees downslope on the surface of asphalt roads caused severe traffic congestion on O Quy Ho mountain pass, a section of the National Highway 4D connecting Sa Pa tourist destination with Lai Chau Province this morning.
District 5 Police and the Police Department of Fire Prevention and Fighting and Rescue under the Ho Chi Minh City Public Security Department were at the site to investigate and clarify the cause of Dong Khanh hotel fire in the afternoon of April 12.
A tropical heavy rain along with thunderstorm occurred in many districts including 1,3, Binh Thanh, Go Vap and Phu Nhuan in Ho Chi Minh City and some places in Thu Duc City this afternoon, making the climate more comfortable after recent scorching days.
According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, tropical storm Molave is forecast to trigger extreme rainfalls of 200-400 mm and gale-force winds in the Central mainland provinces from Thua Thien- Hue to Phu Yen from tonight to October 31.
At least two people were reported dead in Quang Ninh and Hoa Binh provinces in the afternoon on August 3 after heavy rain triggered flooding following the circulation of storm Sinlaku hit and marooned many places in the Northern and North Central region.
By the evening of July 21, five people died including three kids and two people were injured when torrential rain and flash flood have been sweeping through the Northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.