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Viet Nam: Flood: 2008/11/01 Country Information on DRR

Period 2008/11/01
Country or District Viet Nam
Event Type Flood
Outline Floods in Vietnam have killed at least 65 people, including several in the capital, Hanoi, which has suffered its heaviest rains for two decades.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Government of Vietnam 2008/11/12
17 provinces were hit by the recent deluge. In addition to the 84 dead and missing people, these locations have suffered losses up to VND 6.316 trillion (over $370.5 million).

Reuters AlertNet 2008/11/03
Vietnamese authorities warned on Monday of disease outbreaks, including cholera and dengue fever, after heavy rain triggered floods that have killed at least 65 people in northern and central Vietnam. 2008/11/02
Forty-seven people are dead or missing in north and central Vietnam after a weekend of heavy flooding, state media reported Sunday. The rainfall, which began Thursday, is the heaviest in 24 years, a state meteorological official told the Vietnam News Agency.

Reuters AlerNet 2007/11/01
Vietnamese authorities warned of more flash floods in the north of the country on Saturday and Sunday as the death toll from a week of heavy rains and floods rose to 20, the government said.

BBC news 2008/11/01
Floods kill 24 people in Vietnam

Geographycal Data

IFRC 2008/11/11
Vetnam: Floods as of 11 November 2008

UNOSAT 2008/11/07
Estimated rainfall accumulation in Vietnam (23 October - 4 November 2008)