PM requests efforts to deal with floods in northern mountainous region

PM requests efforts to deal with floods in northern mountainous region

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has issued a dispatch asking competent localities to focus resources on dealing with consequences of floods and heavy rains in the northern mountainous region since April 16 that had claimed three lives in Van Ban district, Lao Cai province.

Hail covers paddy crops.(Photo: Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control)

Hail, rain to continue in Northern mountainous region

The Standing Office of Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control informed a prolonged usual appearance of hail, rain and thunderstorm in the Northern mountainous provinces of Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Son La and Dien Bien within recent three days. 
Heavy downpours trigger soil and rock downslope

Downpours cause flood chaos in Northern mountainous region

The hydro-meteorology forecast station of Lao Cai province reported that the heavy rainfall started falling in the Northern mountainous province on the large scale on Saturday early morning, triggering flash flooding on the local riverbanks.