Greatest rainfall in 40 years brings Vietnam flood death toll to 11

Greatest rainfall in 40 years brings Vietnam flood death toll to 11

Floods triggered by heavy rains in northern Vietnam have claimed 11 lives, damaged nearly 3 000 houses and made thousands to fled to safety, authorities said on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Quang Ninh province received more than 100 mm (3.93 inches) on Monday, July 27, bringing the average 3-day rainfall to more than 500 mm (19.68 inches), the most in the past 50 years.

More than 1 500 tourists are stranded by heavy rains on Co To Island, a popular tourist destination. Rough seas and strong winds prevented them from returning to the mainland, as no boats were allowed to operate during the severe weather.

Image credit: Google Earth / NASA/JAXA GPM.

Total damage was estimated at about US$20 million (RM76 million), authorities said.

Source: The Sun Daily

Featured image: 72-hr rainfall accumulation by July 28, 2015 at 18:00 UTC. Credit: Google Earth / NASA/JAXA GPM.

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