Flash floods, landslides hit Vietnam, while India and Myanmar refreshing for more rain in the coming days. Triggering flash-floods and a tropical storm in Vietnam are disrupting travel in China.
Extreme weather has claimed 21 lives in Vietnam Vietnam and the Philippines and more people are missing. Tropical Depression Son Tinh is responsible to submerge villages in the northern provinces of Thanh Hoa and Yen Bai, according to a report from Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
The organization said that local government groups are searching for missing people and providing temporary accommodation for households who have lost their homes as well as shifting and relocating people from threatening areas. The forces are fixing infrastructure, including homes, health care centers, hospitals, and schools.
In Shanghai, more than 190,000 people have been shifted to “safer” places, according to a report by Chinese state media Xinhua.
The local government municipal flood control said, “We have completed relocating a total of 192,727 people living in the coastal areas as well as temporary housing and construction sites as of early Sunday morning.”
Widespread rainfall of 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) is forecast with localized higher amounts of up to 300 mm (12 inches).
“Tropical Storm Ampil is fast-approaching Shanghai, affecting our airports’ flight schedules. Several airlines have made the difficult decision of canceling certain flights leaving and arriving at Shanghai Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Airport between 0:00 and 20:00 on July 22,” said the Shanghai Airport Authority.
Flooding and landslides caused two deaths and 728,000 people to be evacuated from their residences, according to state news agency Philippines News Agency (PNA).
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