Consecutive storms continue to hit Vietnam and affect the surrounding countries of Thailand and Cambodia. According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control in Vietnam, downpours and multiple landslides have killed at least 102 people and 26 have been reported missing since October 6.
In addition flooding and landslides have closed 13 national highways and many local roads in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Quang Tri provinces, and more than 166,000 homes have been flooded in the provinces since October 15.
Tens of thousands of people have also been forced from their homes in Cambodia and parts of the capital, Phnom Penh, have been flooded.
Now, extreme weather is heading to the region once again. The National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting confirmed on October 20 that a tropical depression, which formed off the eastern coast of the Philippines, has strengthened into a typhoon named Storm Saudel. Whilst its path to where it will hit Vietnam is unclear, the area is preparing for another extreme event.
The next 48 hours will determine if Saudel will bring additional issues to an area already suffering from extensive storm damage, excessive rainfall and a lack of time between events to recover. We are at your side to help you.
Sedgwick would like to ensure that our clients know we are here to help and are ready to provide emergency assistance in the region.
Please contact us with any questions or to assist.