Severe floods and landslides, fuelled by a pair of tropical storms striking in quick succession, have caused “catastrophic” damage in parts of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Most of the 23 victims were washed away by floodwaters as nearly 46,000 people have been evacuated from affected areas. "Hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of emergency shelter, safe drinking water, food, and income support in the coming days and weeks to prevent a larger humanitarian crisis.". In neighbouring Cambodia, flash floods have killed at least 27 people since October 19 and adversely affected more than 532,000, cutting access to many hard-hit communities, USAID said. Explore more on Vietnam Floods. A third storm is projected to hit inundated central Vietnam within days. As of Tuesday, 130 people were reported to have died, 18 people were missing and nearly 300,000 homes had collapsed or were damaged by flood waters, according to local assessments by NGOs and UN agencies. Vietnam's flooding has left hundreds of thousands in urgent need of emergency shelter, safe drinking water, food, and income support, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Vietnam has been facing storms and a cold snap that resulted in heavy rains since the beginning of October. HANOI, Oct 11 — At least 17 people have been killed by floods in Vietnam’s central provinces in the past week and 13 are still missing, state media said today as the country braced for another tropical storm. A woman looks out from her flooded house in Quang Dien district in central Vietnam's Hue province on October 15, 2020. The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) said the flooding was a "deadly double disaster" following COVID-19. Hundreds of thousands of homes are submerged and at least 132 people have been killed as some of the worst flooding in decades hits Vietnam and Cambodia, affecting more than 5 million people. A report by the local flood and storm prevention agency revealed the Hoai River had risen 1.29m – 0.29m higher than emergency level 1. VietNamNet Bridge - A sudden downpour hit Hanoi during morning peak hour today, June 13, flooding and causing traffic jams in many streets. Workers remove garbage from the canal near the iconic Bridge Pagoda after flood waters have subsided. Floods Kill 17 People in Central Vietnam, Next Storm Due Soon By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 11, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Oct. 11, 2020, at 10:16 a.m. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). "When they were able to use the phone, they called me on the rooftop waiting for the rescue team. Vietnam’s coastline needs 100,000 houses that can withstand storms and floods, 24,000 of them immediately, according to the UNDP. The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee is giving 20 billion Vietnamese dong ($860,000) to support flood-hit families in five central provinces, VNA reported. A man rides his bicycle past flood waters during heavy rain showers in Hai Lang district in central Vietnam's Quang Tri province on October 16, 2020. Cambodia's Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said the water level in the Mekong would continue to rise over the next six days, causing additional severe flooding in many areas. Sixteen national highways and 161,880 meters of local roads in four provinces have also been damaged. "We're doing our best to get immediate relief to people by boat, by air and on land, including food, safe water, tarpaulins and other essentials.". Vietnam is bracing for Typhoon Sarika mere days after flooding triggered by heavy rains over the weekend killed 24 people and left four others missing, disaster officials said Monday. "These devastating floods are some of the worst we have seen in decades," Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu, the president of Vietnam's Red Cross Society, said in a statement Tuesday. Breaking News. Earlier in the week, rescuers found 14 bodies of 22 soldiers that were missing after a landslide engulfed a military camp, according to VNA. Hundreds of thousands of homes are submerged and at least 132 people killed as some of the worst flooding in decades hits Vietnam and Cambodia, affecting more than 5 million people. 2020 is an extraordinary year. Now, as rescuers scramble to reach other flood victims by land, air and sea, Vietnam is bracing for its third major storm in three weeks. "These floods are the last straw and will push millions of people further towards the brink of poverty," he said. Viet Nam News . Flood levels were forecast to continue to rise in the coming days with heavier rainfall and added water released from reservoirs that were nearing capacity. Find Vietnam Floods Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Vietnam Floods and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. A double disaster was unfolding as the floods "compound the difficulties caused by Covid-19," Christopher Rassi, IRFC's Director of the Office of the Secretary General, said in a statement Tuesday. Donate to the affected schools. Floods kill 17 people in central Vietnam, next storm due soon Video footage showed submerged homes and shops, people wading in neck-high water, and families attempting to salvage their possessions by boat or makeshift rafts. Philippines: thousands evacuate over serious flooding have 290 words, post on en.vietnamplus.vn at December 21, 2020. Breaking stories, latest news headlines on current affairs, business and entertainment from Vietnam. Red Cross disaster teams are working alongside local authorities to provide relief assistance. The delta’s provinces and Cần Thơ City have been severely affected by high tides over the past few days. Millions of people in Vietnam face a "deadly double disaster" as the country - already suffering from the impact of Covid-19 - battles its worst floods for decades, the Red Cross says. "Everywhere we look, homes, roads and infrastructure have been submerged," Thu said. This is cached page on VietNam Breaking News. The COVID—19 ravages the world and Vietnam is suffering from floods again. (CNN)More than 100 people are dead and thousands of homes have been submerged in some of Vietnam's most severe floods in decades, with authorities warning that more bad weather is to come. The IFRC has released around $325,000 to support the Vietnam Red Cross relief activities. Flooding and landslides caused by seven consecutive tropical storms and torrential rainfall killed 105 people in Vietnam alone and washed away homes, livestock and crops, according to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), which is currently providing humanitarian aid to the region. Severe floods leave more than 100 dead in Vietnam, Dozens killed in floods across Southeast Asia as tropical storm Nangka approaches. vietnam business news headlines december 21 icon 21/12/2020 0 Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium is being upgraded to host the 31st SEA Games which will be held in late 2021. NSW has recorded eight cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, including seven from the Avalon cluster, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced modified restrictions for Greater Sydney and the northern beaches from Dec 24-26, Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. 4 hours ago - Thailand – 1 Dead After Further Floods and Landslides in South 20 hours ago - Philippines – 8 Killed in Floods and Landslides, Thousands Evacuate 21 hours ago - UK – Floods Prompt Rescues and Evacuations in Wales and South West England 1 day ago - Malaysia – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang As witnessed by a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper correspondent Sunday afternoon, the area had been submerged in floodwater over the past few days, with Minh An Ward, the public square near the Hoai River, and the southern bank of the Thu Bon River being the hardest hit.. "It's really awful, the weather is very cold and everywhere is water. "Everywhere we look, homes, roads and infrastructure have been submerged.". Typhoon … This is cached page on VietNam Breaking News. Vietnam flood death toll rises as storm Nangka dumps more rain. More than 7,200 hectares of food crops have been submerged and damaged, and more than 691,000 cattle and poultry have been killed or swept away in flood water, according to the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA). The series of unusually close and intense storms has caused devastating flooding and landslides across Vietnam’s central region. CNN's Isaac Yee and Sandi Sidhu contributed reporting in Hong Kong. A village is shown flooded in Vietnam's Quang Tri province in an Oct. 18, 2020 photo. Vietnam's flood death toll rose to at least 23 on Monday and authorities said the incoming storm Nangka would dump more heavy rain on the country in the coming days. 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