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Viet Nam, Flood after Typhoon Wipha in Central Highlands

13:31 Aug 25 2019 North and Central Province

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HÀ NỘI — Heavy rains and floods triggered by storm Wipha have claimed 10 lives, while 11 others are still missing in northern and northern central provinces over the past few days, according to the latest report from the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

The disaster caused 91 houses to collapse while 96 others were damaged. More than 1,000 houses of local residents were submerged and over 471ha of crops were destroyed.

Central Thanh Hóa Province was hardest hit with five deaths, 9 missing and five injured people. More than 1,100 residents were evacuated from areas at high risks of landslides and flash floods. Total property damage is estimated at around VNĐ136 billion (US$5.8 million).

Authorities of affected localities are mobilising all available forces and resources to search for the missing victims, provide food and water for residents as well as help them overcome the consequences to soon stabilise their lives.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has required these localities to seriously implement the Prime Minister’s circular on taking measures to help affected residents overcome the aftermath of the storm and flooding.

In Thanh Hoá Province’s Na Mèo Commune in Quan Sơn District, more than 200 soldiers and medical workers are working with local residents to help rebuild houses and provide them with medical check-ups and treatment. Local authorities provided affected residents with five tonnes of rice.

Authorities of northern Yên Bái and Hoà Bình provinces said they had evacuyated all residents in high risk areas to safer places. All available forces have been mobilised to join efforts to overcome the flood consequences. — VNS


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UPDATE

Damage caused by floods after Typhoon No. 03
- The dead: 13 people (an increase of 01 people compared to the quick report dated 06/8).

- The missing: 9 (no change compared to the quick report dated 06/8).

In addition, the storm also caused other damage on transport, agriculture.

Damage due to rain, flooding in the Central Highlands
as reported by the BCH PCTT & TKCN of Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Dong Nai, Lam Dong, damage caused by rain and floods as of 17h00 on 11/8, as follows:

- for people:

+ The dead: 11 people, up 1 than report dated 10/8 (found dead 01 people missing in Dong Nai). Specifically as follows: Gia Lai: 01; Dak Lak: 01; Dak Nong: 05 people; Kon Tum: 02 people; Lam Dong: 01; Dong Nai: 1.

+ Injuries: 05 people (Dak Lak: 01; Lam Dong: 04 people).

- On housing: 3,883 houses were flooded (no change compared to the quick report dated 10/8);

- Agriculture: 22 218 ha of rice crops were flooded; 1.110ha perennial crops, annual crops 2.582ha, 1.083ha damaged fruit trees; 299 cattle, 120 741 birds were dead, swept away;

- Irrigation: 53,13km been sat channels; 04 dams are damaged;

- About Traffic: 31,55km eroded roads; 06 culverts and 26 bridges damaged;

- Aquaculture: 142ha traditional fish farming, cages damaged 4.300m3;

- Estimated total losses of 1,073 billion.
Additional Data
Country: Vietnam
Affected Area / Region: Central Thanh Hóa Province

Casualties

Death: 13
Missing: 9
Injured: 5
Affected Families: 3883
Affected Persons: 15532
Displaced Persons: 1100

Damages

Damaged houses: 187Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): 6 culverts and 26 bridges damagedLoss of livelihood sources: 22 218 ha of rice crops were flooded; 1.110ha perennial crops, annual crops 2.582ha, 1.083ha damaged fruit trees; 299 cattle, 120 741 birds were dead, swept away;142ha traditional fish farming, cages damaged 4.300m3Cost of Damage (USD): VNĐ 1,073 billion (US$46.2 million)

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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