Heavy Rainfall, Flooding Continue in Vietnam
Heavy rainfall between December 13-16 led to severe flooding throughout central and south-central Vietnam, with the most affected provinces being Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Binh Dinh (ReliefWeb). As of December 20, more than 111,000 houses have been flooded and 570 houses collapsed or unroofed (ReliefWeb/UNCT). Response operations and damage assessments are underway.
RVA Country Profile: Vietnam
This Week in Hazards
- Tropical Storm Nock-ten continues to move toward the Philippines, and is expected to intensify to typhoon strength on December 24 before tracking through central Luzon (PDC Weather Wall, NASA). Known locally as Nina, Nock-ten is located approximately 849 nautical miles east-southeast of Manila, with maximum sustained winds at 55 knots (approximately 63 miles per hour) (JTWC Warning #7).
- Tropical Depression 04F brought heavy rainfall and strong winds to Fiji as it passed near the island nation from December 16 to early this week (ReliefWeb). Heavy rains caused extensive flooding and triggered landslides, especially in the country’s Central and Eastern divisions. According to reports (as of December 19), an estimated 1,300 people had been evacuated to 86 evacuation centers (OCHA). As of December 22, heavy rain warnings previously in effect for Vanua Levu, Taveuni, and the Lau Group have been cancelled, as well as flood alerts for low lying areas (Fiji Met Service).
Current Hazard Warnings
Winter Storm: United States (North Dakota, South Dakota)
Flood: Vietnam, Fiji, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Bolivia
Earthquake: East Timor
Drought: Peru, United States (Northeastern, Southern, Western)
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