Natural disasters have killed 218 people and caused a total loss of VNĐ20 trillion (US$860 million) for the country this year.
Heavy rains over the weekend caused serious flooding across the central region with two people reportedly dead in Quảng Trị Province after being swept away.
More than 6,000 residents in HCM City’s Cần Giờ and Nhà Bè districts have been evacuated to safe areas as the city braces for the ninth typhoon of the year.
Fourteen provinces in the south-central and Central Highlands regions are urgently preparing after a tropical low-pressure system gained more strength and became the ninth typhoon to hit the East Sea this year at 2pm on Thursday.
The south central coastal province of Khánh Hòa’s Construction Department inspectors on Wednesday decided to suspend construction of the Hoàng Phú residential area project (Nha Trang City) over suspicions it was partly to blame for a landslide that left 18 dead at the weekend.
Residential planning excluding the flood drainage corridor and abnormal torrential rains are blamed for causing the deaths of 16 people last weekend in the south central coastal province of Khánh Hoà’s Nha Trang City.
Torrential rain is still forecast for northern regions of Việt Nam today, although super typhoon Mangkhut weakened into a tropical low-pressure system and made landfall in China’s Quangxi Province yesterday morning.
Typhoon Barijat, the fifth tropical storm to hit the East Sea this year, weakened into a tropical low-pressure system Thursday afternoon but was still predicted to bring heavy rain to northern regions.
Nine people have died and three more are missing in the central province of Thanh Hóa's Mường Lát District following torrential rain, and the area remains cut off by landslides that are preventing emergency aid from getting through.