The message noted that storm Son Tinh, the third tropical storm to enter the East Sea this year, has triggered torrential rains and floods in the north central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh, and the northern mountainous provinces of Yen Bai and Hoa Binh, causing human and property losses.
The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported that as of July 21 morning, 11people were killed, 12 others went missing and 13 were injured in floods. Besides, the natural disasters also damaged hundreds of houses, and flooded and destroyed hundreds of hectares of rice and other food crops.
The VFFCC Standing Board applauded the high sense of responsibility and concerted efforts of all-level Party Committees, authorities, VFF’s chapters, organisations, agencies and armed forces in searching for the missing and supporting flood victims.
In the message, the VFFCC Standing Board asked the VFF committees of the provinces to coordinate with local authorities and provincial steering boards for natural disaster prevention and control to evaluate human and property losses caused by the floods and reported to the VFF.
The VFFCC Standing Board also announced a decision to send VND5 million (US$220) in aid to each family of the bereaved and missing, VND3 million (US$130) to each seriously injured person and 40 million (US$1,760) to each family made homeless by the floods.