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Flood in Vietnam

Tropical storms have brought heavy rainfall and high wind speeds causing severe flooding across Vietnams central provinces. At least 23 people have been killed and 14 people are reported missing.

Local authorities have evacuated 46,000 people from the worst affected areas. Over 100,000 homes have been flooded. The national disaster management authority also reported damage to roads and bridges and over 584 hectares of crops are indundated.

Weather forecasts have predicted further heavy rainfall in the coming days as Storm Nangka makes landfall. Nangka is expected to bring 400mm of rainfall adding to already high water levels.

Type of Event:Floods
Location of Event:Vietnam
Date of Charter Activation:2020-10-15
Time of Charter Activation:17:12
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:UNITAR on behalf of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Activation ID:680
Project Management:UNITAR/UNOSAT



Satellite detected waters in Quang Ngai Province of Vietnam as of 17 October 2020

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Sentinel-1: 17/10/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced my unitar-UNOSAT

Satellite detected waters in Ha Tinh Province of Vietnam on 15 October 2020

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Senitnel-1: 15/10/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by Unitar - UNOSAT

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