At least one person was killed, 29 were injured and more than 1,700 houses’ roofs were blown away after Storm Noul made landfall on Quảng Bình and Thừa Thiên-Huế provinces at around 10am on Friday morning.
Central provinces to be hit by Storm Noul banned vessels from going out to sea on Thursday as the tropical storm is forecast to make landfall on Friday morning.
Many regions across the country were expecting to see heavy rains from September 13 to 23 23, with downpours forecast mainly during the night and early morning, the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre said.
National Highway 16 running through the mountainous districts of Nghệ An Province is known as the “Happy Road” among local ethnic minority groups because it has helped people in remote villages escape poverty.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang has earmarked VNĐ680 million (US$29,500) to provide relief for households affected by natural disasters in five districts so far this year.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Tuesday requested authorities from the central to local levels to always take the initiative and avoid subjectivity in natural disaster prevention and control.
In the extreme heat of July, a group of workers in Quế Phong District, Nghệ An central province, the highway maintenance workers of Quế Phong Traffic Management Sub-division were still hard at work.