Torrential rain, flooding cause serious damage across several localities

VOV.VN - Heavy rain and flooding in the provinces of Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Dong Nai, and Lam Dong over the past few days have claimed 10 lives, submerged nearly 3,900 homes, and forced more than 1,400 residents to evacuate.

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According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, approximately 21,000 hectares of rice and subsidiary crops were inundated, while a 53-km long canal network and  four dykes suffered serious damage as a result of the heavy rainfall.

In addition, the natural disaster also caused landslides on several roads and destroyed 21 bridges, while a large number of aquatic breeding cages were damaged. The estimated cost of the effects caused by recent weather conditions are estimated to be more than VND1 trillion.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, in collaboration with provinces of Dak Nong and Binh Phuoc, have deployed a number of drastic measures in order to deal with flooding and the imminent risk of the Dak Kar hydropower dam collapse.

The Committee has requested that localities closely monitor the development of rain and flooding, whilst also mobilizing all available forces in a bid to ensure the safety of dams, reservoirs, and the lowland areas.

The central highlands and southern provinces were also urged to strictly monitor the developments of weather patterns in an attempt to implement preventive measures, especially the discharge of floodwaters to ensure the safety of lowland areas.

The southern Kien Giang province has been asked to resume measures in order to overcome the consequences of flooding by ensuring the safety of all residents and tourists, providing essential food and emergency aid to flooded areas, as well as helping resident clean their houses and the surrounding areas.

The northern province of Thanh Hoa has continued searching for missing victims and deploying aid relief, repair transport systems affected by flashfloods, arrange shelters for residents who lost their homes, and recover production activities to stabilize the lives of residents.

According to reports, typhoon Wipha left 10 dead and a further six missing in Thanh Hoa.


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