As the Thao River’s water level is expected to cross 32.2m on Tuesday morning, 0.2m higher than its third warning level, the forecast centre has warned of floods and landslides.
Tropical storm Talas, the second storm to hit Việt Nam this year, brought heavy rainfall to Hà Nội on July 17, seriously affecting many streets in the city.
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.
Coastal localities, especially central provinces of Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An and Hà Tĩnh, have mobilised all sources to prepare for tropical storm Talas that is predicted to make its landfall on the seashore from Thanh Hóa to Hà Tĩnh by 4am today (Monday) with torrential rains of up to 350mm.
According to Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the week-long rains and resulted floodings in northern provinces have caused economic loss of VNĐ 41 billion (US$1.8 million).
Việt Nam is expected to export 320,000 tonnes of cashew for a value of US$3.3 billion this year, of which a reduce of 9.17 per cent in volume and an rise of 5 per cent in value over last year, according to the Việt Nam Cashew Association.
People are ignoring flood and heavy rain alerts, which has resulted in huge losses to life and property, said Văn Phú Chính, chief officer, Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention.
Torrential rains, scattered since earlier this month and killing at least nine people and leaving two others missing, are predicted to hit the northern mountainous localities until this Saturday (July 15).
Heavy rain and flooding over the weekend in the northern regions killed seven people, including a family of four, and one person is missing.
A weeklong spell of rain in the northern province of Lai Châu has resulted in damages worth an estimated VNĐ8 billion (US$355,000).