Disasters

Floods

Tropical storm Noru claims life of Sekong resident

Floods in Xekong province caused by tropical storm Noru have left one person dead, while thousands of people in the south have been affected by widespread flooding after heavy rain lashed the area from September 27-30.Some 28 villages in Xekong province were inundated, while electricity ...

Times Reporters

Dams on High Alert as Typhoon Noru Approaches Laos

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has issued a forecast, informing that the typhoon Noru is expected to make landfall in Vietnam on Wednesday before moving over the central and southern parts of Laos between September 28-30.Currently, Noru is making its way through the central South ...

Phontham Visapra

Weeks after tropical storm Ma-On batters northern Laos, residents struggle to recover

Two weeks after tropical storm Ma-On battered Southeast Asia, northern Laos is digging itself out of the devastation, as authorities contend with damaged infrastructure, inundated farmland, and hundreds of displaced people at risk of disease from lack of access to clean water.  Keep reading ...

RFA Lao

Which Dams Are Releasing Water in Laos?

As monsoonal rains drench Laos and rivers continue to rise across the country, several hydropower projects have been forced to release water. Where are these dams, and when have they released water?The government received alerts from five hydroelectric plants in recent days regarding the release ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Overflow alert issued for Mekong communities

Xayaboury province is advising people living alongside the Mekong River to prepare for possible flooding, while neighbouring Thailand has warned its seven north-eastern provinces to brace for sudden overflows along the river until Thursday. The Lao province issued the alert following heavy rainfall in recent ...

Times Reporters

Thousands affected by floods in the north

Thousands of people in northern areas of Laos are suffering after rivers flooded following several days of heavy rain. Xayaboury, Huaphan and parts of Luang Prabang and Vientiane provinces have been the hardest hit, with at least 10 districts affected. In some areas, roads have ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes two provinces

River levels have increased and flooded crops, rice fields, gardens, fishponds and villages after heavy rain in the two northern provinces over the past three days. Two districts and the Boten Special Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province are the worst affected areas, with Nam ...

Times Reporters

Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes provinces

Thousands of people in many provinces are suffering from flash floods after heavy rain in recent days has inundated their communities in Xayaboury, Bokeo, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane provinces. Xayaboury district has been the hardest hit and more than 10 villages are affected. Roads, water ...

Siladda Souliyong

Rice Support for Flooded Farmers

(KPL) Saravan and Sekong farmers whose crops were damaged by floods in September have received rice and rice seeds donated by two power companies.The handover ceremony for the assistance was held on Dec 10 in Saravan and Sekong provinces.The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) and its ...

KPL News Desk

Laos attempts to rebuild flood victims’ lives amid budget constraints

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government estimates that about 3 trillion kip is needed to repair the damage caused by recent flooding and to restore flood-hit communities to normal.The impacts of disasters are a major challenge for Laos in working towards poverty eradication, with many ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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