Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
He sent a telegram to heads of steering committees for disaster prevention and rescue of Northern mountainous and coastal provinces on July 5, requesting the organisation of simultaneous solutions amid the complicated developments of rains and floods.
Since the end of June, several Northern mountainous provinces have suffered from heavy rains, flash floods and landslides, particularly in some localities in the provinces of Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, and Son La.
Torrential rains have caused damage to people, transport and irrigation works, production and daily life.
According to forecasts of the meteorological agency, the northern mountainous region will continue to experience heavy rains, posing high risks of landslides and flash floods for some localities in the provinces of Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Ha Giang.
*Meanwhile, a new heat wave is forecast to hit Northern provinces from July 6, with highest temperatures averaging 35-37C and several localities to suffer over 38C.
Intense heat is predicted to increase in the North, the midlands and delta regions from July 9 with highest degrees of over 39C in provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Tri.
The heat wave is likely to last for many days.