Disasters

Floods

Dam distress as 3,000 await rescue from floodwaters Wednesday

More than 3,000 require rescue from floods in Attapeu province, Sanamxay district governor reported at 10:30am today. He said that about 2,851 victims had been reported rescued from yesterday until this morning from locations in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.More ...

Souknilundon Southivongnorath

PM Suspens Monthly Meeting, Leads Ministers To Flooded Sanamxay

(KPL) Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has suspended the planned monthly meeting of the government for August and led his cabinet members and other senior officials to Sanamxay to monitor rescue and relief efforts being made for flood victims. The collapse of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower ...

KPL

Xe-Pian Dam Bursts its Banks Causing Catastrophic damage

Attapeu provincial authorities have confirmed that the Xe-Pian Dam burst its banks yesterday, causing millions of tons of water to flood the local area, and causing widespread damage.More ...

The Laotian Times

Flash flooding kills one, damages homes, farmland in provinces

Flash flooding has killed at least one villager in central Borikhamxay province and damaged houses, infrastructure such as roads and inundated hundreds of hectares of farmland in numerous provinces.More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Villagers warned on possible flooding as tropical storm lashes provinces

Khammuan and Borikhamxay provincial authorities have warned villagers living along rivers to be on alert of possible flooding after tropical storm Son-tinh lashed northern and central provinces of Laos this week. The Xebangfai River has risen above dangerous levels since Wednesday (July 18)More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Dwellings, property damaged as heavy rains hit Savannakhet 

Downpours drenched Savanakhet and surrounds causing flooding in the central province and damaging hundreds houses in Kaysone Phomvihane city, according to local officials.More ...

Souknilundon Southivongnorath

Flash floods see forecasters issue warnings

State authorities have warned the nation’s many regions to closely follow weather forecasts and to be alert to flash flooding caused by the heavy rainfalls that began yesterday. Some parts of Vientiane and the provinces of Huaphan, Xieng Khuang, Luang Prabang, Xayaboury, Xaysomboun, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet, ...

Vientiane Times

Phongsaly flood waters receding, help on way 

Households in Khua and Nhot-ou districts, Phongsaly province affected by flooding are witnessing floodwaters recede, revealing the extent of the clean up task ahead. Currently, disaster victims are receiving assistance from provincial authorities, an official said.More ...

Vientiane Times

Flooding in Yod Ou District, Damaged Roads and Bridges

Heavy rain in Phongsaly Province during June 24-25, 2018 flooded a wide range of areas over 594.28 hectares in Yod Ou District, resulted in damage to roads and bridges.According to an local report on flooding disaster in rice, corn fields and crop areas in Yod ...

Lao Economic Daily

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