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October 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Meteorologists warned that winds and rains lashing the coast of central Vietnam could strengthen to tropical storm force as deaths in catastrophic floods in the Mekong Delta in the south topped 300. The floods, which have swamped vast areas for a month, have killed 308 people, 232 of them children, officials said, and water levels in the worst-hit upstream provinces bordering Cambodia continue to decline slowly.
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October 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Meteorologists warned that winds and rains lashing the coast of central Vietnam could strengthen to tropical storm force as deaths in catastrophic floods in the Mekong Delta in the south topped 300. The floods, which have swamped vast areas for a month, have killed 308 people, 232 of them children, officials said, and water levels in the worst-hit upstream provinces bordering Cambodia continue to decline slowly.
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February 2, 1992 | From Reuters
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., a special envoy of President Bush, announced Washington's first disaster aid for Communist Vietnam on Saturday after talks with Hanoi officials on missing U.S. servicemen. "Both sides reiterated the desire of their respective governments for an early normalization of relations between Vietnam and the United States," Vessey told a news conference. The former enemies have no diplomatic relations, but began talks last year on normalizing ties.
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November 7, 1999 | From Associated Press
The skies cleared briefly over flood-ravaged central Vietnam on Saturday, giving aid workers a chance to get food to hundreds of thousands of people driven from their homes. The death toll has climbed to 433. After a week of torrential storms that spawned the nation's worst flooding in a century, a warm sun emerged over the seven devastated provinces that are home to 7 million people.
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November 11, 1988
Typhoon Skip swirled toward Vietnam after a rampage through the Philippines that left at least 191 people dead, 161 missing and more than 1 million in evacuation centers. While bracing for the typhoon's approach, Vietnam was assessing damage from a separate tropical storm that ravaged the country's southern region Sunday, leaving at least 20 people dead and destroying thousands of homes, Radio Hanoi said. Typhoon Skip, moving west at 10 m.p.h.
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October 20, 1988 | United Press International
Flash floods and high winds in central Vietnam have killed at least 26 people and destroyed more than 250,000 acres of crops and nearly 2,500 homes, Vietnamese news reports said Wednesday. The storms and floods have damaged 31 bridges, communication and irrigation projects and many sections of roads and railways, the reports said.
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November 4, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Typhoon Linda swept across southern Vietnam, pummeling the coast and killing nearly 100 people in the most devastating storm to hit the country in decades. Roaring through with gusts of more than 80 mph, Linda left a trail of destruction through four provinces. Ninety-four people were killed and about 2,400 people were missing, provincial officials said. About 1,380 small fishing boats sank, while hundreds of others were unaccounted for.
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January 17, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she heard a typhoon had killed thousands in southern Vietnam, the urge to help was instinctive, remembered Nicole Nguyen, 21. "I kept thinking, what if it was me in their shoes? Who will help me?" said Nguyen, a student at UC Irvine. Her feelings were echoed by other Vietnamese American youth, many of whom were born and raised in the U.S. yet feel a responsibility to their ancestral homeland.
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November 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Vietnam braced itself today for more devastating storms after heavy rains this week that have killed hundreds of people, swamped tens of thousands of homes and dumped up to 2 feet of water on the country's midsection. The death toll was expected to rise as reports trickled in from areas where phone lines were down. Some areas have reported as much as 39 inches of rain this week. The storms were expected to continue through the week, the central weather forecasting station said.
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November 7, 1999 | From Associated Press
The skies cleared briefly over flood-ravaged central Vietnam on Saturday, giving aid workers a chance to get food to hundreds of thousands of people driven from their homes. The death toll has climbed to 433. After a week of torrential storms that spawned the nation's worst flooding in a century, a warm sun emerged over the seven devastated provinces that are home to 7 million people.
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November 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Vietnam braced itself today for more devastating storms after heavy rains this week that have killed hundreds of people, swamped tens of thousands of homes and dumped up to 2 feet of water on the country's midsection. The death toll was expected to rise as reports trickled in from areas where phone lines were down. Some areas have reported as much as 39 inches of rain this week. The storms were expected to continue through the week, the central weather forecasting station said.
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January 17, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she heard a typhoon had killed thousands in southern Vietnam, the urge to help was instinctive, remembered Nicole Nguyen, 21. "I kept thinking, what if it was me in their shoes? Who will help me?" said Nguyen, a student at UC Irvine. Her feelings were echoed by other Vietnamese American youth, many of whom were born and raised in the U.S. yet feel a responsibility to their ancestral homeland.
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November 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. Air Force transport plane landed in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, with more than $460,000 in food, medicine and other aid for typhoon victims. The supplies were part of more than $600,000 in aid to the nation--the first major U.S. donation to its former enemy since the Vietnam War ended in 1975. Tens of thousands of families remain homeless since Typhoon Linda slammed the southernmost Ca Mau and Kien Giang provinces earlier this month.
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November 4, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Typhoon Linda swept across southern Vietnam, pummeling the coast and killing nearly 100 people in the most devastating storm to hit the country in decades. Roaring through with gusts of more than 80 mph, Linda left a trail of destruction through four provinces. Ninety-four people were killed and about 2,400 people were missing, provincial officials said. About 1,380 small fishing boats sank, while hundreds of others were unaccounted for.
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February 2, 1992 | From Reuters
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., a special envoy of President Bush, announced Washington's first disaster aid for Communist Vietnam on Saturday after talks with Hanoi officials on missing U.S. servicemen. "Both sides reiterated the desire of their respective governments for an early normalization of relations between Vietnam and the United States," Vessey told a news conference. The former enemies have no diplomatic relations, but began talks last year on normalizing ties.
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September 22, 1990 | Reuters
At least 11 people died as Tropical Storm Ed pummeled the east coast of Vietnam, flooding large areas, sinking about 200 boats, damaging rice crops and destroying nearly 3,000 houses. The storm hit the central province of Quang Nam-Danang on Thursday then veered north, demolishing dikes that hold back the sea and damaging more than 64,000 acres of rice fields, the official newspaper Nhan Dan said Friday. Many parts of the old imperial capital, Hue, were under three feet of water.
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November 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. Air Force transport plane landed in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, with more than $460,000 in food, medicine and other aid for typhoon victims. The supplies were part of more than $600,000 in aid to the nation--the first major U.S. donation to its former enemy since the Vietnam War ended in 1975. Tens of thousands of families remain homeless since Typhoon Linda slammed the southernmost Ca Mau and Kien Giang provinces earlier this month.
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September 22, 1990 | Reuters
At least 11 people died as Tropical Storm Ed pummeled the east coast of Vietnam, flooding large areas, sinking about 200 boats, damaging rice crops and destroying nearly 3,000 houses. The storm hit the central province of Quang Nam-Danang on Thursday then veered north, demolishing dikes that hold back the sea and damaging more than 64,000 acres of rice fields, the official newspaper Nhan Dan said Friday. Many parts of the old imperial capital, Hue, were under three feet of water.
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November 11, 1988
Typhoon Skip swirled toward Vietnam after a rampage through the Philippines that left at least 191 people dead, 161 missing and more than 1 million in evacuation centers. While bracing for the typhoon's approach, Vietnam was assessing damage from a separate tropical storm that ravaged the country's southern region Sunday, leaving at least 20 people dead and destroying thousands of homes, Radio Hanoi said. Typhoon Skip, moving west at 10 m.p.h.
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October 20, 1988 | United Press International
Flash floods and high winds in central Vietnam have killed at least 26 people and destroyed more than 250,000 acres of crops and nearly 2,500 homes, Vietnamese news reports said Wednesday. The storms and floods have damaged 31 bridges, communication and irrigation projects and many sections of roads and railways, the reports said.
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