The National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention said that the natural disasters of tropical heavy rain, flashflood, landslide and tropical- low depression caused 27 dead, 19 missing and 12 injured in the provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Son La, Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa and Quang Tri.
Research Laboratories of Saigon High-Tech Park has begun installing a flood warning system at flooding hotspots in Ho Chi Minh City, aiming to alert city residents and suggest alternate traffic routes.
Tidal level is quickly surging in Saigon and Hau rivers which might cause flooding in low lying areas in HCMC and other provinces in the Mekong Delta in the next couple of days, warned the Central Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.
If sea level rises 100 centimeters by 2100, 17.8 percent area of HCMC will be flooded, says the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment quoting climate change and sea level rise scenario issued last year.
Puerto Rico grappled with the prospect of more flooding on top of an island-wide power outage following Hurricane Maria as the death toll from the powerful storm hit 21, most of them on the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica.