Heavy rains leave three dead, two missing in central and southern Việt Nam

December, 04/2022 - 17:17
The victims include one dead and two missing in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, and two dead and one injured in southern Sóc Trăng Province.

 

The aftermath of heavy rain in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province. — Photo nld.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — Heavy rains have left three people dead and two more missing in central and southern regions, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has announced.

The victims include one dead and two missing in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, and two dead and one injured in southern Sóc Trăng Province.

Heavy rains also caused one house in central Quảng Nam Province to collapse, 2,860 others in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province to be inundated and damaged 28ha crops. Seven locations in the central provinces of Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên-Huế and Quảng Nam reported landslides.

Some sections of national roads were also affected by landslides or were inundated.

Heavy rains will continue until December 6 from Thừa Thiên-Huế down to Khánh Hòa, with 70mm-200mm of rain forecast. The heavy rain may last until December 9, causing floods.

In response, the committee recommended provinces and cities closely monitor warning and forecast bulletins to issue guidance to local authorities and people, as well as take measures to prevent floods, especially flash floods and landslides, while deploying staff to inspect and review low-lying residential areas.

The provinces and cities should also inspect, review and ensure the safety of reservoirs, especially small hydroelectric reservoirs, irrigation reservoirs and reservoirs full of water.

They must arrange for staff to be regularly on duty, guide and separate traffic flows in deeply flooded areas, and stand ready to clear the aftermath.

Localities are also recommended to closely monitor warning bulletins and forecasts about the developments of strong winds at sea and inform the situation to fishing vessels and other vehicles at sea. — VNS

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