Warning of storm Con Son causing flash floods in 4 Southeast Asian countries

The Mekong River Commission warned that Typhoon Con Son caused heavy rains, floods and landslides in some areas of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.

In a statement on September 10, the Secretariat of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said that residential areas along rivers and streams and urban areas are prone to flooding or lack of drainage in these four Southeast Asian countries. may be severely affected by storm Con Son.

“We have informed national agencies in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam about Typhoon Con Son and the impacts it may cause,” said Dr. Lam Hung Son, director of the Regional Center area on Flood and Drought Management of the MRC Secretariat.

Short-term intense rains can cause flash flooding in low-lying areas, while areas with steep slopes are at risk of landslides.

Areas expected to be affected over the next five days include the northern and central provinces of Vietnam, the northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand and Laos, and the northern and northwestern regions of Cambodia. The MRC said that Typhoon Con Son is being affected by another storm, Chanthu, with complicated developments.

Location and forecast direction of Con Son storm on September 10.  Graphics: NCHMF.

Location and forecast direction of Con Son storm on September 10. Graphics: NCHMF.

Typhoon Con Son made landfall in the Philippines on September 6, killing at least one person, killing 17 people and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate, causing floods in provinces around the capital Manila and localities in the central part of the country. . After sweeping through the Philippines, Typhoon Con Son entered the East Sea and became the No. 5 storm.

After Typhoon Con Son swept through, the Philippines had to deal with Typhoon Chanthu with maximum winds of up to 195 km/h, heading towards the northeast of the country. Chanthu is moving through the waters northeast of the Philippines, causing intense rain in the area and continuing north towards the island of Taiwan.

Nguyen Tien


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