Vietnam prepares to evacuate 500,000 people as Storm Noul nears

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By Nguyen Quy   September 16, 2020 | 05:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam prepares to evacuate 500,000 people as Storm Noul nears

My Khe beach in Da Nang City, July 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.

With Storm Noul set to make landfall in central provinces Friday afternoon, Vietnamese authorities are preparing to evacuate half a million to safety.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the eye of the tropical storm lay around 680 km to the southeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands off the central coast, packing winds of 70 kph.

On Wednesday, the storm is expected to move west-northwest at a speed of 15 kph and further intensify.

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Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines braces for one of the strongest in its history

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Five million could be hit by super storm as gusts of up to 255km/h are expected

Philippines is braced for one of the strongest typhoons in its history, as authorities evacuate families in their thousands, close schools and put rescuers and troops on full alert in the country’s north.

Five million people are expected to be affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, which experts have categorised as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category-5 Atlantic hurricane.

By Friday morning, almost 10,000 people across three regions had been evacuated and 22 domestic flights cancelled. By the evening, strong winds had already downed trees in Tuguegarao, a city in the main northern island of Luzon, where almost all businesses had been shuttered and police were patrolling otherwise quiet streets. Tiếp tục đọc “Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines braces for one of the strongest in its history”

UK-Vietnam project wins prestigious Newton Prize

The project designs a communications system that can work even when extreme weather and natural disasters strike

By Tuoi Tre News

November 22, 2017, 16:00 GMT+7

​UK-Vietnam project wins prestigious Newton Prize
Two researchers at the awards ceremony

Two researchers from Vietnam and the UK have been awarded the prestigious Newton Prize for a project that facilitates communicating in the event of disasters.

Lead researchers Dr. Vo Nguyen Son from Vietnam’s Duy Tan University and his UK-based counterpart Dr. Trung Duong from Queen’s University Belfast won the £200,000 (US$265,000) prize for their jointly designed communications system that can work even when extreme weather and natural disasters strike. Tiếp tục đọc “UK-Vietnam project wins prestigious Newton Prize”

Cận cảnh nông dân bị ảnh hưởng do hạn hán

FAO –  21/04/2017 Trong năm 2016, người dân miền Trung và miền Nam Việt Nam đã trải qua đợt hạn hán và xâm nhập mặn lớn nhất trong lịch sử 90 năm vừa qua, trong đó 18 tỉnh phải thông báo tình trạng khẩn cấp. Sau những thiên tai này, một triệu người cần hỗ trợ lương thực và 1,75 triệu người mất thu nhập do bị thiệt hại hoặc mất sinh kế. Chính phủ Việt Nam ước tính tổng thiệt hại kinh tế lên tới 674 triệu USD. Anh Đinh Văn Tường, con rể lớn nhất trong một gia đình nông dân ở xã An Thành, tỉnh Gia Lai, là một trong số những người gánh chịu thiệt hại này.

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