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Viet Nam, High tides and floods in 5 southern provinces

17:00 Dec 8 2017 Binh Duong, Ca Mau, Vinh Long, Ben Tre and Bac Lieu

Viet Nam, High tides and floods in 5 southern provinces
Description
Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (CCNDPC) and Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) reported flooding in four provinces of Binh Duong, Ca Mau, Vinh Long, Ben Tre and Bac Lieu on 8 December 2017.

The flooding have affected 1,138 families in those provinces. It also inundated hundreds of houses, i.e. 200 houses in Binh Duong, 50 houses in Ben Tre and 319 houses in Ca Mau.

It also damaged several key infrastructures, including at total of 2.046 m wide embankment was washed, drifted, damaged, including: Ben Tre 20m, Vinh Long 254m, Ca Mau 1,772m (most of this dike is covered with fish pond cover).

In Vinh Long province 02 temporary dams were broken (Vinh Tan and Tam Binh Districts), total length of 11m; Loss of aquaculture: 280.4 ha (Ca Mau province), a flooded market center. Estimated damage is about 1.598 million

Standing office of the Steering Committee for CIP and TKCN of Tay Ninh province said that heavy rain on 06/12, in the communes of Loc Hung, An Tinh (Trang Bang district), Tra Vong (Tan Bien district) have caused 637.3 hectares of flooded agricultural area. Estimated initial damage value of 6.122 million (VND).
Additional Data
Country: Vietnam
Affected Area / Region: Binh Duong, Ca Mau, Vinh Long, Ben Tre and Bac Lieu

Casualties

Affected Families: 1138
Affected Persons: 5690

Damages

Damaged houses: 569Loss of livelihood sources: 637.3 hectares of agricultural land flooded.

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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