Further risk of landslides in northern VN

May 07, 2018 - 17:00

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast reported rainfall of 30-50mm in the northern mountainous provinces of Lào Cai, Yên Bái and Hòa Bình on Monday morning.

Highway 279 between Bảo Hà Commune and Phố Ràng Town in the northern province of Lào Cai has been closed due to landslides. – VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Khánh
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast warns of landslides in the northern provinces of Hòa Bình and Yên Bái, with the potential for the situation to worsen in the coming days.

Those facing the high risk include the districts of Kim Bôi, Lạc Sơn, Đà Bắc, Bát Xát and Văn Chấn.

Due to a low pressure system, heavy rain and storms are forecast in the East Sea, including the Hoàng Sa Archipelago, with winds gusting up to 62–74km/h.

Bình Thuận, Cà Mau, Kiên Giang and the Gulf of Thailand are forecast to experience strong thunderstorms, tornadoes and high winds.

At 11am on Monday, the second sluice was opened at the Tuyên Quang Hydropower Plant to relieve pressure on the reservoir following instructions from the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention.  

The first one was opened last Saturday.

Staff at the plant have been asked to closely monitor the flow of water and report back to the committee and related agencies.—VNS