|Soldiers help local residents dry their farm products submerged by flood water in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh|
HÀ NỘI — Four people have been killed and four others remain missing after heavy rain caused by the Mulan typhoon.
The deceased include three in Hòa Bình Province and one in Phú Thọ Province, according to the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. The missing people include two in Hòa Bình Province, and one each in the provinces of Tuyên Quang and Lào Cai.
Up to 129 houses were damaged in the provinces of Hòa Bình, Yên Bái and Tuyên Quang, with Hòa Bình seeing the most widespread damage.
A total of 1,233ha of rice fields were destroyed.
Dozens of roads were submerged and damaged in Thanh Hóa and Hòa Bình provinces.
In Hà Nội, heavy rains submerged 1,358ha of rice and other crops. Ba Vì District had the greatest loss with 365ha.
About 200m of the road in Tốt Động Commune, Chương Mỹ District was inundated.
Irrigation companies in the capital city operated pumping stations to reduce floodwater.
Communes along the edges of dykes sent officers to monitor the safety of the dykes during the storm.
In the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk, more than 1,000ha of fields were flooded, causing a loss of VNĐ21 billion ($897,500). Provincial authorities have called for support to be given to farmers who suffered losses in the typhoon.
The Community Disaster Prevention Fund, in coordination with Thừa Thiên Huế Province, has handed over 151 rainfall measuring stations to 13 northern and Central Highlands provinces.
The stations cost a total of more than VNĐ5.9 billion (US$253,000).
Via the stations, data related to rainfall will be updated and connected to the provincial steering committees for natural disaster prevention and control to improve analysis, research and forecasting. — VNS