Vietnam Rammasun Floods Update

Below is an update to our earlier report on the situation in Vietnam in the wake of Typhoon Rammasun which wreaked storm damage across parts of Vietnam, as well as dumping more than 200mm of rain in the northern mountains. Further heavy rainfall has been forecast and flash flood warnings issued for the country’s mountainous regions.

Summary

  • 27 killed as a result of flooding, landslide or strong winds
  • The deaths occurred in the provinces of Ha Giang (7) Lai Chau (6), Lang Son (5), Lao Cai (3), Son La (3), Cao Bang, Dien Bien and Bac Kan
  • 2 people still missing
  • 5,500 evacuated
  • Almost 6,000 houses flooded
  • 3,400 hectares of rice fields inundated
  • Floods and landslides have blocked several important roads in the region
  • The storm also caused power outages in Quang Ninh, Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Dien Bien and Lang Son