Tremendous relief efforts are being made in the central part of Viet Nam, where heavy flooding has claimed more than 19 lives. The floods have damaged local infrastructure, submerged thousands of homes, and left miles of crops under water.
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Before the storm hit the area officials from the People’s Committees in endangered provinces, particularly Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, were instructed to take urgent measures to prepare for and overcome the disaster’s aftermath.
These actions included mobilizing all resources to help local people resume their normal life and provide food and medicine to the storm’s victims.
Answering the nation’s call, thousands of soldiers, officials and the general populace are working around the clock to help residents overcome the consequences of the storm.
The aid provided includes evacuating the remaining people from endangered areas to higher ground, distributing food and other necessities, rebuilding houses and restoring the electrical and telephone lines.
Over VND130 billion from the national budget will go to help the evacuation of people in the endangered areas and local authorities in Ha Tinh Province have given VND1.9 billion and 300 tons of rice to the victims of the storm.
According to the latest weather forecast, the flood pattern is changing in a complex manner and it may soon hit the northern part of the country. In response, the Government asked all relevant agencies and officials to continue the anti-flooding measures and to be on the look out for unexpected flooding in the northern areas.
The northern province of Son La was also badly affected by typhoon Lekima. As a result, a severe landslide hit the area and killed seven people.
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