Storm Goni Heads to Vietnam Following Philippines Devastation

The Super Typhoon Goni, known in the Philippines as Rolly, is heading towards Central Vietnam after causing destruction in the Philippines. Philippines Reports in VietnamNews.Net say that around 361,000 people are in evacuation centres and almost 55,000 are being housed by family or friends, mostly on Luzon island which bore the brunt of the storm.Continue reading “Storm Goni Heads to Vietnam Following Philippines Devastation”

35 Die in Central Vietnam After Typhoon Molave

At least 35 people have died and 59 are missing as Typhoon Molave hit Central Vietnam on Wednesday (28th October), the fourth major storm to hit the area in October. The number of deaths is expected to rise. The three previous storms left at least 130 people dead and 18 missing before Molave. Photo depictsContinue reading “35 Die in Central Vietnam After Typhoon Molave”

Typhoon Molave Batters Central Vietnam

Typhoon Molave, believed to be the most powerful storm to hit Vietnam in the last 20 years, made landfall just south of Da Nang at around 11.00am on Wednesday morning. Photo depicts previous flooding of Hoi An and not current conditions – credit Loi Nguyen Duc on flickr The storm is expected to move westwardsContinue reading “Typhoon Molave Batters Central Vietnam”

Vietnam Floods Cause More Than 100 Deaths

It has been reported (26th October) that Vietnam was preparing to evacuate almost 1.3 million people as Typhoon Molave (also known as Quinta) heads towards the country. The typhoon has already seen wind speeds of 125km per hour (77mph) and gusts of up to 150kph (93mph) Typhoon Molave is expected to hit Central Vietnam onContinue reading “Vietnam Floods Cause More Than 100 Deaths”

Vietnam Preparing to Open to Tourists

Sorry for the slightly misleading headline but this is the most promising news from Vietnam for foreign tourists for a long time. The increasing activity to promote Vietnam and demonstrate safety for visitors seems to be the first steps in building demand when borders do re-open. I hope this is true, I am meant toContinue reading “Vietnam Preparing to Open to Tourists”