Sunday 22 July 2018

20 people dead 16 missing 17,000 animals killed and thousands of homes destroyed as Tropical storm Son Tinh hits Vietnam

The GPM core observatory satellite passes over the Gulf of Tonkin.
GPM showed the locations of heavy rainfall in storms in the western Gulf Of Tonkin where precipitation was dropping at a rate of well over 97 mm (3.8 inches) per hour.
Storm tops in the most powerful storms were found by DPR to reach heights of about 16 km (9.9 miles).
Credits: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce.

Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country's rescue committee says.
Floods triggered by heavy rains hit northern Vietnam after Son Tinh made landfall in northern coastal areas on Thursday, while the capital Hanoi was flooded and lashed by torrential rains.
More than 5000 houses were damaged, swept away, submerged or collapsed, around 82,000 hectares of crops were damaged and nearly 17,000 animals were killed nationwide, the Vietnam National Committee for Search and Rescue said in a report on Saturday.
Heavy rains are expected to continue over the next few days, Vietnam's Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention said in a separate statement on Saturday.

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