Viet Nam, The Impact of Tropical Storm "Sonca"


The Tropical Storm (TS) "Sonca" has lashed and left a trail of destruction in the Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue Provinces. According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the storm has caused 6 deaths in Ha Tinh and Quang Tri. A total of 1,504 houses were reportedly damaged in Quang Tri (1,399) and Ha Tinh (105). The storm has also damaged 5,777 ha of paddy field and 750 ha of crops in the affected provinces.

In order to assist the victims, the local authority has mobilised personnel and resources to repair the damaged infrastructure and properties. Water pumps also installed to drain the floodwater from roads and agriculture area. Damage assessment has been also conducted.