Photo taken at: Halong Bay, Vietnam
Heavy rain after tropical storm Son Tinh has led to floods and landslides across Vietnam. A country whose coastline spans over 3,000 km, Vietnam is particularly prone to flooding and destructive storms. The storm’s forceful rain triggered landslides and flash floods, killing 27 people. Son Tinh also affected nearly 64,000 hectares of rice and 3,200 hectares of cash crops. More storms and weather incidents like Son Tinh could greatly affect the Vietnamese economy as well as its natural landscape. This destruction is indicative of the future coastal countries will face as they battle natural disasters and climate change related issues.