Torrential rains, floods hit northern region

The National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting said heavy rains have continued hitting the northern provinces.

Torrential rains, floods hit northern region

The center warned from August 5 to 6, the possibility of flash floods, landslides will suffer the northern mountainous provinces including Lai Chau, Son La, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan while water levels in the Da and Thao rivers will rise up to 4m.

The National Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention & Control sent also its dispatch on August 4 to the committees of Hoa Binh, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lang Son, Bac Kan, Phu Tho, Thai Nguyen provinces to announce about complicated situation and asked authorities to take measures to deal with flash floods, landslides and the flooding..

The National Committee issued that water levels in Son La, Hoa Binh lakes are rising quickly therefore the provincial committees for Natural Disaster Prevention & Control must have measures to ensure safety for local people and their property…

The National Steering Committee on Natureal Disaster Prevention and Control required Hoa Binh and Son La Hydropower Plants to open floodgates this morning.

VAN PHUC –Translated by Van Ha

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