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Tiny charitable acts can make a big difference
"Do charity" is a term we've heard more often
than usual these days, as Quang Ninh Province and several localities in
the northern region have been battered by prolonged torrential rains,
flash floods and landslides over the past week.
Floods seen hitting coal supply for power plants
severe coal undersupply for a number of thermal power stations is
looming large as floods triggered by torrential rain have affected coal
mines in Quang Ninh Province, the nation’s biggest coal producing area.
Rain, floods leave thousands without power
The North Power Corporation under the Electricity of Vietnam
said the record torrential rain and floods have affected the power
supply to 27 cities and provinces nationwide.
Floods cause severe damage, 27 deaths
Historic, torrential rain and floods killed 10 more people in the
north, bringing the total number of deaths to 27 since the heavy
downpour started last month, the Central Steering Committee for Natural
Disaster reported on August 3.
India floods kill more than 100
Heavy monsoon rains in India have killed more than 100 people in the
past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in
relief camps, India's home ministry has said.
Another seven dead, injured by floods in northern region
Ongoing rains and floods have left another seven dead or injured in the
northern provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Son La, reported the
Office of the National Steering Committee on Disaster Prevention and
Control on August 2.
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Son La floods kill seven persons
Seven people were killed and four were missing following
floods triggered by Typhoon Kujira in Thuan Chau and Yen Chau Districts
in the northern mountainous Son La Province.
Four die as typhoon hits Vietnam
Heavy rain from typhoon Kujira raised river water levels and caused flash floods in Son La on June 24, claiming at least three lives, including a four-year-old child, the provincial Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control reported.
Plastic greenhouses may exacerbate flooding
VietNamNet Bridge – Flash floods last week in Vietnam's
horticultural capital, Da Lat, in the Central Highlands, left many homes
roof-deep in water and killed one person.
Vietnamese gov’t takes climate change seriously
VietNamNet Bridge – As one of the countries that will endure the worst
impacts of climate change, Vietnam has been comprehensively preparing to
mitigate the troubles that lie ahead.