|Floods in Hương River in central Hue on 10 October 2020|
|Date||5 October 2020 – 21 November 2020 (1 month, 2 weeks, 2 days)|
|Location||Central Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos|
When was the last flood in Vietnam?
From 6 October 2020 the central region of Viet Nam experienced prolonged, heavy rains that caused severe and widespread flooding and landslides in eight provinces.
How many people died in the Vietnam Flood 2020?
Vietnam media reports that natural disasters, mostly floods, storms and landslides, “have killed 372 people in the first 11 months of this year and caused losses worth VND38.
What is to blame for the flooding in Vietnam?
Deforestation, construction and other man-made changes to the natural terrain were responsible for multiple landslides in central Vietnam last month, according to an environment official.
What kind of natural disasters happen in Vietnam?
Lying in the tropical monsoon area of the North West Pacific, Vietnam is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. It is affected by many kinds of natural disasters such as floods, storms, whirlwinds, flash floods, coastline erosion, droughts and landslides.
Is there flooding in Vietnam?
With 70 percent of the population living in coastal areas and low-lying deltas, Vietnam is highly exposed to riverine and coastal flooding and is also one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change.
What is meant by natural disasters?
A natural disaster is characterized by the abnormal intensity of a natural agent (flood, mudslide, earthquake, avalanche, drought) when the usual measures to be taken to prevent this damage were not able to prevent their emergence or were not able to be taken.