Huỳnh Văn Ngoặt, from Thạnh Hải Village, Bảo Thuận Commune, Ba Tri District, sits besides his house, which was destroyed by flood tide. — VNA/VNS Photo Thu Hiền
Viet Nam News
BẾN TRE — Flood tide during the past three days has caused serious erosion in the coastal area of Thạnh Hải Village, Bảo Thuận Commune, Ba Tri District, in southern Bến Tre Province.
The erosion area is more than 500m in length and over 50m in depth, with some parts some 100m in depth.
The flood tide destroyed a house and caused a depression in 500m of dyke and 250m of road. Many electric poles fell, leaving the Cồn Nhàn coastal area in the village without electricity.
Huỳnh Văn Ngoặt, a resident, said this was the highest flood tide he had seen in his 30 years living here. The highest wave was more than 10m.
Another unusual occurrence was that normally, the highest flood tide occurred in the last month of lunar years. But this year, the highest flood tide occurred in the first month of the lunar year, Ngoặt said.
The flood tide destroyed 2,000sq.m of vegetables and farm products of the locals, which were going to be harvested.
Lâm Văn Ô, deputy chairman of Bảo Thuận Commune People’s Committee, said the district had conducted different measures to limit the losses.
One of the most important tasks was moving residents, especially the elderly and children, to safe areas.
Police, militiamen and border guards were on hand to assist in addressing problems caused by the flood tide, Ô said. — VNS