Northern Vietnam Faces Another Round Of Flooding

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After devastating flooding hit Vietnam last week, the country is gearing up for another round of intense weather. 

AccuWeather reports that Tropical Depression Khanun will hit southern China and northern Vietnam into Tuesday. 

The path of Khanun is expected to follow one similar to Tropical Depression 23W, where areas in northern Vietnam have already been hit with flooding and mudslides, including near Hanoi. Khanun is about 200 miles west southwest from Hong Kong, which has caused Hong Kong Airlines to cancel two dozen flights in and out of the city. 

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At its peak, Khanun reached a category two status Sunday but has since weakened. The storm still poses risks of increased flooding including from storm surges, mudslides, and strong winds.

At least 37 people have been killed and another 40 are missing, according to Al Jazeera. 

Another 21 people have been injured and more than 1,000 houses have been submerged while more than 16,000 homes, infrastructure and harvests, have been damaged. 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate in the northern Ninh Binh province.

Typhoon season in Vietnam lasts from July through November according to the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Vietnam. It encourages U.S. citizens traveling during this time to monitor a storm’s path through radio, television and by monitoring U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the Vietnam National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, or Tropical Storm Risk.

For those that will be in direct path of the storm, travelers should take basic safety precautions including finding a local shelter, carrying travel documents at all times, and stocking up on bottled water and food. 

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