More than 1,700 households in three remote communes in the mountainous province of Lai Châu are temporarily isolated due to prolong heavy rains, Vietnam News Agency reported yesterday.
If it were not for the stench and the muddy colour of the waters, one could imagine it was Venice.
Typhoon Sơn Tinh – the third typhoon to hit the East Sea this year – was forecast to make landfall in provinces from Thái Bình to Quảng Bình last night with wind speeds near its eye reaching 74km per hour.
The Hòa Bình Reservoir under the Hòa Bình Hydro-power Company opened seven floodgates, after heavy rains caused a rapid rise in the water level.
The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecast has reported that in the past six hours, tropical storm Mawar has remained almost unchanged.
An image of a soldier sitting on the side of a road, hurriedly having a pack of instant noodles before resuming his task of taking rice and other basic necessities to residents in flood-hit areas has gone viral in recent days.
A floodgate of Hòa Bình Reservoir belonging to the Hòa Bình Hydro-power Company was opened at 12pm on Friday in northern Hòa Bình Province to bring down its water level.
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng yesterday ordered relevant agencies to tightly supervise developments of floods in upstream of reservoirs as well as the dyke system to ensure safety of multi-reservoir operation in Hồng (Red) River basin.