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Hagupit death toll rises in northern Vietnam

In Uncategorized on September 27, 2008 at 7:50 am

Hanoi (VNA) – Typhoon Hagupit, which battered Vietnam on September 25, had claimed another seven lives in the province of Bac Giang by 16:00 local time on September 26, after Son La reported two deaths earlier in the day.

Heavy rainfall and accompanied flooding have reportedly destroyed hundreds of homes, submerged thousands of hectares of rice and other food crops and caused massive landslides in northern provinces , including Bac Kan and Hung Yen.

As a result, widespread electricity outages have occurred across large areas of the region while telecommunications and traffic connections have been disrupted.

Damages have been estimated at billions of Vietnamese dong.

Heavy rainfall has swollen rivers in the area, prompting province authorities to rush to evacuate people in areas of high risk of landslides to safer places. Efforts are also being made to fortify dykes, rivers and dams against the risk of flooding as well as to fix damaged roads to reopen them to traffic as soon as possible.–

Vietnam on alert for tropical storm Hagupit

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Vietnam is on alert regarding tropical storm Hagupit after the Meteorological Forecasting Centre reported a large area in the north-east of the East Sea was experiencing turbulent waters and gusts between 118 and 149 km per hour.

On September 21, Hagupit was close to Luzon in the northern Philippines . In the next 24-48 hours, it is predicted to continue its west northwest trajectory at 20 km per hour.

Flood and storm rescue boards in all cities and provinces are required to take immediate measures to deal with this strong, fast-moving storm, according to an urgent message sent out on September 21 by the Flood and Storm Control Central Steering Committee.

Relevant authorities are to be informed of all sea vessels’ locations in order to keep owners informed of Hagupit’s movement and evacuate ships from endangered areas. Authorities are also asked to have rescue teams and equipment ready.

Tropical Hagupit formed in the western Pacific Ocean and is set to become the 16 th typhoon of this year’s typhoon season, according to the weather forecasting centre.-