Community spirit shines bright after typhoon

October, 05/2022 - 07:57
People are living in dreadful conditions, with many losing all their possessions and still having no electricity or clean water.
Local forces, soldiers, police and residents build new houses for families affected by the super Typhoon Noru in Quảng Ngãi Province. — Photo nld.com.vn

QUẢNG NGÃI — Fallen trees, debris from roofs scattered on the ground, Sơn Thượng Commune is picking up the pieces after super Typhoon Noru paid a visit.

Tens of thousands of people in the central province of Quảng Ngãi are struggling after the devastation left behind by the bad weather.

Typhoon Noru caused widespread property damage and flooding in the province.

People are living in dreadful conditions, with many losing all their possessions and still having no electricity or clean water.

Đinh Thị Xấu is one woman hit hard, her heart sinks as she looks at the bare four walls of her home.

She’s not alone, but in times of trouble, community spirit shines bright with residents ready and willing to lend a hand to those less fortunate.

The local authority, soldiers, police and residents are working together to repair Xấu's family home.

"I didn’t think I could rebuild the house because it was almost completely destroyed after the storm,” Xấu told Giao Thông (Transport) newspaper.

“But the house is more beautiful than before thanks to the help from the local authority, police officers and soldiers. I thank them so much,"

In Đinh Văn Vuối's house, Hre ethnic men were smiling and talking as they helped to rebuild a new house for him in Làng Nưa Village.

Vuối's sturdy house had endured through storm No. 9 in 2020, so he thought that the house would be okay in this typhoon. Looking at the empty house after the storm, he was dumbfounded.

Everything was destroyed when the typhoon hit his hometown.

All his family's income is from planting acacia forest which was also ruined by the typhoon.

Vuối's neighbours came to his house and helped him rebuild.

"It's just really impressive to see everyone helping each other out and being really good to each other," said Đinh Văn Đèo, Vuối's neighbour.

"Neighbours helping neighbours — it's just really nice to see. It's heartwarming."

According to reports from Sơn Hà District People's Committee, Typhoon Noru destroyed more than 120 houses.

Local chairwoman Hà Đinh Thị said local forces and people were mobilised to help families affected by the storm.

"Although locals are struggling to recover from the disaster, they always show a warmth in their hearts, working with each other to overcome difficulties," Thị said. —VNS

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