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Viet Nam: Heavy rains, floods damage 41 billion VND in Thanh Hoa

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Many people in Thach Tan communes were evacuated in school to shelter to flooding.

Non-stop heavy rains since October 30 to November 1 have left at least 1 dead in Thanh Hoa province. Heavy rains, floods have damaged 41 billion VND.

The average rainfall afternoon yesterday was measured at fro 200 to 300 mm. According to the report of Thanh Hoa steering committee for flood and storm control, flood has happened in many rivers.

The flooding also submerged 615 houses, 5 offices and schools, 2,520 hectares of subsidiary crops, 69 hectare of aquatic cultivation; collapsed 2,550 bamboos; blew off lakes, dams and many traffic roads... At present departments and districts of Thanh Hoa province strive to repair the damages of due to heavy rains and flood. The local authorities deliver aid food to people in flood areas. The measures for refresh the environmental sanitation will be implemented after drainage.

In Thach Thanh district, the flooding submerged 4,320 households, cultural post-offices, schools, infirmaries, stone embankment of Buoi River's dyke... The flooding also submerged 4,454 hectares of rice, 773 hectares of subsidiary crops, and 157 hectares of aquatic cultivation. Total damage of subsidiary crops reached more than 15 billion VND. In the face of flooding situation, Thach Thanh district's steering committee for flood and storm control has mobilized militiaman force to protect dyke and evacuate 24 people in flooding areas to higher ground.

In Quan Son district, heavy rains have damaged 130 hectares of subsidiary crops; many important roads in Tam Thanh, Tam Lu, Muong Min, Son Thuy, Son Dien communes caused traffic jam. Total damage reaches hundreds million VND. Quan Son district has mobilized all local forces to repair damages due to non-stop heavy rains. ST