Budding typhoon could make landfall in central Vietnam

The Committee for Overseas Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City, representatives of overseas Vietnamese and the Youth Newspaper collected money to construct houses for hundreds of households in central Vietnam provinces who suffered from losses in the Xangsane typhoon. In Danang, they will help build five houses worth VND12mil each and have given 95 other households VND5mil each to help them repair houses. In Hoi An, they will also assist with building five houses (VND12mil each) and have given five poor households VND5mil each. In Hue, in addition to the construction of 5 houses worthVND12mil each, they gave VND40mil to…... [read more]

Ngo Van Hien, 38, was swept away trying to cross a swollen stream on Thursday morning. His body was found in the afternoon.At least one person drowned in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Thursday after the region was hit by heavy rainfall in the build up to Typhoon Doksuri. Rescue forces are still looking for a three-year-old boy who was swept away while playing on a beach with his family on Wednesday afternoon. Strong winds have also ripped the roofs of dozens of houses, while several streets have benen flooded. Doksuri is the 10th storm to form…... [read more]

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Vietnam early Monday, meteorologists said, days after it left thousands feared dead and widespread devastation in the Philippines. HANOI: Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Vietnam early Monday, meteorologists said, days after it left thousands feared dead and widespread devastation in the Philippines. The US Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) said in an update at 2100 GMT the storm "is currently making landfall" approximately 100 miles (160 kilometres) east south-east of the capital Hanoi. The storm, which had weakened significantly since scything through the Philippines over the weekend, made landfall with sustained winds of 75 miles…... [read more]

After lashing the Philippines, Super Typhoon Haiyan is heading for central Vietnam with maximum winds of over 220 kph. It is likely to hit several provinces Sunday morning, the NationalCenter for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) reported.     The expected path of Super Typhoon Haiyan - NationalHydro-MeteorologicalForecastingCenter International experts said that Haiyan is perhaps the strongest storm in human history. According to the US-based Weather Underground Organization (WUO), as it approached the Philippines the typhoon packed sustained winds of 315 kph and gusts of 380 kph, stronger than any storm ever observed.    The extremely powerful typhoon killed at least 100…... [read more]

Storm 'Kalmaegi' is predicted to make landfall in northern provinces with strongest winds of level 12-13 on Tuesday, and later can cause terrible floods in northern mountain provinces, reported the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention at an emergency meeting yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai chaired the meeting. At 7pm yesterday, the typhoon was located 350 kilometers of northeastwards of Paracel Island, at 18,9 degrees north latitude and 114,6 degrees east longitude with its sustained wind speeds are from level 12-16. By 24 next hours, the storm is forecast to move west northwestwards at 25- 30…... [read more]

Typhoon Mirinae made landfall over central Vietnam on November 2, causing downpours and damaging houses, but there have been no reports of loss of human casualties. Quang Ngai Province experienced strong winds at noon. On Ly Son Island, where the typhoon made landfall, winds were measured at level 10, or 89-102 kilometers per hour. But with residents fully prepared for the storm, there have been no reports of loss of life though 40 percent of the houses have been destroyed and 40 hectares of garlic crop were wiped out.  Two fishing boats were sunk on the Gianh River in Quang…... [read more]

Northern provinces are battening down the hatches with heavy rain expected. A tropical low pressure system detected in the South China Sea (known as the East Sea in Vietnam) has been upgraded to a tropical storm, internationally known as Mirinae, and is currently 230 kilometers to the southeast of the northern provinces of Thai Binh and Ninh Binh, reported Vietnam’s weather forecasting agency. Mirinae, the first to hit Vietnam this year, is moving northwest at speeds of 15-20 kilometer per hour, and is expected to make landfall in Hai Phong and Thanh Hoa at 7 p.m. "The storm will cross…... [read more]

China ordered tens of thousands of boats back to shore and closed tourist attractions as a typhoon made landfall in the eastern province of Fujian early on Tuesday after leaving two dead and hundreds injured in Taiwan. Fujian authorities told more than 30,000 fishing boats, carrying around 160,000 people, to return to shore as Typhoon Dujuan approached on Monday, state media reported, citing the flood control office. The reports made no mention of any casualties in mainland China. The Taiwanese government said on Tuesday two people were killed and 324 people injured as Dujuan swept across the island. The storm…... [read more]

A tropical storm is forecast to make landfall in the northeastern region of Viet Nam on the evening of August 7, the sixth typhoon to do so this year. Formed over the East Sea on August 6, the storm was seen 200km north of Viet Nam's Hoang Sa archipelago by 1pm the same day, creating gusts of up to 74km per hour. In the next 24-48 hours, it will move northwest at a speed of 20-25km per hour. To cope with the storm, the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control and the National Committee for Search and Rescue…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - According to the latest report of the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecast, a tropical depression will get stronger to become the 13th storm, which will be only about 100 km off the coast of the central, southern central and southern central highland of Vietnam at 1pm today, November 6. The 9-level storm will cause widespread rains. By 7am yesterday, the low-pressure centre was above the north end of Palawan Island in the Philippines, with winds moving at 50-61 km per hour, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre. According to Mr. Bui Minh Tang, Director of the…... [read more]