Prolonged rains over the past week and resultant flooding have inflicted losses of VNĐ 41 billion (US$1.8 million) in several northern provinces, according to Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has issued an urgent message ordering the northern localities to urgently take remedial action in the wake of the recent torrential rains that killed at least 13 people and left another missing.
The message was issued after prolonged heavy rains, triggering both flashfloods and landslides, battered the northern localities since early this month and led to initial damage of VNĐ28.9 billion (US$1.2 million).
HÀ NỘI — People are ignoring flood and heavy rain alerts, which has resulted in huge losses to life and property, said Văn Phú Chính, chief officer, Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention.
In a meeting on Tuesday, the committee once again issued warnings about high flood levels in rivers and streams, and cautioned people about landslides and flash floods at night. In mountainous provinces, the risk of flash floods and landslides is high.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Heavy rain and flooding over the weekend in the northern regions killed seven people, including a family of four, and one person is missing.
According to the latest report of the Office of the Central Committee for Disaster Prevention, the downpour that started July 7 caused severe flooding in Thái Nguyên Province, washing away a family with two children aged four and eight. The family was driving a car across a bridge in Linh Thông Commune when the water rose quickly and swept away the vehicle.
HÀ NỘI — A weeklong spell of rain in the northern province of Lai Châu has resulted in damages worth an estimated VNĐ8 billion (US$355,000).
The Lai Châu Steering Committee Office for Disaster Prevention and Rescue on Monday announced that the prolonged heavy rainfall, lasting from June 27 to 2pm July 3, severely disrupted transportation and caused losses to residents.
Flooding following the downpour washed away a bridge over the Nậm Chà spring, isolating Nậm Nhùn and Mường Tè districts.