Last year was favorable for hydropower companies as demand for electricity grew faster than power capacity. This was enhanced by early rainfall which helped increase production.
Authorities in southern California said on Thursday that dozens of residents were still unaccounted for after powerful mudslides that have killed 17 people, including four children, and destroyed homes in a region already pummeled by massive wildfires.
Mudslides unleashed by a ferocious storm demolished homes in southern California and killed at least 13 people, police said on Tuesday.
The climate in the valley of Mường Phăng in the mountainous Dien Bien Province is no longer as it was over previous centuries. But the change has brought some benefits to local farmers.
Việt Nam experienced unprecedentedly severe natural disasters in 2017, resulting in 386 people dead and missing and some VNĐ60,000 billion (US$2.6 billion) worth of damages.
Farmers and food producers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are busy preparing speciality fruits and foods to meet burgeoning demand for the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, which begins on February 16.
During the New Year holidays, the northern region, including Hà Nội City, will experience wet weather, cold and cold spells, with the lowest temperature hitting 13-15 degrees Celsius.
The National Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre this morning reported that Typhoon Tembin, the 16th tropical storm over the East Sea this year, has weakened into a tropical depression in the south of Việt Nam.
On the morning of December 25, a total of 1,168,137 people in 15 provinces and cities in the south were relocated to safe places before storm Tembin makes land fall.