The weather and its consequences claimed the lives of 24 people in July, with secondary hazards like landslides, lightning and rain ramping up enormous costs in property loss. Damage to more than a hundred hectacres of farmland, houses, canals, roads and electricity has wreaked havoc on infrastructure in the area.
Roads through the Chinese border, including in the province of Ha Giang, suffered the greatest damage, which is expected to effect trading and transportation through the region. Traffic congestion has also reached new levels, with road blockages through northern provinces common. As of Jul. 22, total damage throughout the region was estimated at VND2 billion.