Daily Archives: October 17, 2020

Situation Update No. 1 – Flooding in Central Viet Nam – Saturday, 17 Oct 2020, 10:00 hrs (UTC+7)

The combination of weather systems (Tropical Storms LINFA and NANGKA, and the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone combined with cold air) affected the Lower Mekong Region. This resulted in widespread flooding and landslides in multiple provinces of Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. The floods, landslides, storms, and winds in Central Viet Nam affected an estimated

Killer Tropical Storms in Vietnam Seen as Eerily Routine

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Back-to-back tropical storms left at least 28 people dead in Vietnam over the past week, raising fears climate change has brought the Southeast Asian country a spike in severe weather. Vietnam lies in one of the world’s five “cyclone centers” and receives an average of 4.3 storms and at least three floods

Thousands in Thailand Continue Protests in Defiance of Crackdown

Thousands of protesters were in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand, again Saturday in defiance of a government crackdown as they continue to push for the ouster of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Unlike Friday’s protests, when police used water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters that included children, Saturday’s demonstrations were peaceful. Activists managed to stage