Disaster Management in Vietnam: the Central Committee for Storm and Flood

The Central Comitee for Storm and Flood Control, under the the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, coordinates disaster management activities like the Department of Dyke Management and Flood and Storm Control, the Disaster Management Centre, the Hydro-meteorological Service, and the Vietnam Red Cross. It main activities are monitoring the effects of storms and floods, gathering damage data, providing official warnings, then co-ordinating and implementing disaster response and mitigation measures. CCSFC relies on the administrative structure of the Dyke Department to carry out its disaster assessment, disaster reporting, and emergency co-ordination duties. To act efficiently at a provincial level, a disaster communications system (emergency mail alert) had been settled. The weblink is directly showing all the Councils related to disaster prevention and government's activities in that domainee (both Vietnamese and English languages are available).