|Heavy rains flood roads in Cẩm Mỹ Commune, Hà Tĩnh Province's Cẩm Xuyên District. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Storm Vamco, the 13th storm to enter the East Sea this year, has caused 19 people in the central region to suffer injuries, according to the latest report from the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Of the injured, eight were in Quảng Bình, seven in Quảng Trị province, three in Quảng Nam and one in Đà Nẵng.
The storm made landfall in the central region on Sunday morning and weakened into a tropical depression after hitting Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.
Six houses in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province were collapsed while the roofs of more than 5,700 houses were blown off, including 4,687 in Thừa Thiên-Huế and 809 in Quảng Trị.
The storm also damaged embankments and caused landslides along them at many rivers and beaches, including 13.3km in Quảng Trị.
Ministries, sectors and localities were asked to continue keeping a close watch, and stand ready to respond to natural disasters, especially flooding and landslides.
Cities and provinces hit by the tropical depression must ensure the safety of reservoirs and sea dykes.
The storm has also destroyed electrical wires and poles, causing power outages in 177,000 households in Quảng Bình. More than 110ha of perennial trees in Bố Trạch District were also destroyed.
Local authorities and other forces are helping people overcome the impact of the storm.
Households who were relocated to avoid the storm have also returned home and those in the area at risk of landslides have been relocated to temporary houses.
Yesterday morning, heavy rains battered provinces from Thanh Hóa to Hà Tĩnh.
Rainfall of 40-100mm is predicted to continue hitting Thanh Hóa and Nghệ An provinces, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
The centre also warned that floods and landslides could occur from Thanh Hóa to Hà Tĩnh provinces.
Due to the influence of cold air, the northern and central region will continue seeing heavy rains, according to the centre.
Some areas from Thanh Hóa to Hà Tĩnh provinces, the northern delta, Hòa Bình, Sơn La, Bắc Giang, Cao Bằng, Bắc Kạn, Lạng Sơn, Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang and Hà Giang provinces are expected to have heavier rains.
Cold weather will hit northern and northern central regions with the temperature dropping to 17-20 degrees Celsius and below 12 degrees Celsius in mountainous areas.
Hà Nội will continue experiencing rains and cold air with a temperature of 18-20 degrees Celsius. — VNS