Northern provinces suffered serious damage by Rammasun typhoon

Heavy rains and strong winds hit in the Northern provinces yesterday due to influence of the storm circulation, which caused floodwater level on the local rivers rose up and thousands of houses at Lang Son city, Bac Giang, Thai Nguyen and Tuyen Quang were flooded under water.

Thousands of houses were flooded by rising floodwaters (Photo: SGGP)

Floodwater rose high not only on Ky Cung- Lang Son River but also in the areas of Da, Lo, Thao and Thai Binh Rivers in the evening of July 20, reported by the National Meteorology Hydrology Forecast Center.

By 1 pm on Sunday, floodwater level on Ky Cung River was alerted 0, 89 meter. In addition, the floodwater level on Da, Lo, Thao and Thai Binh River also has rose up.

The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention sent an urgent message to local authorities Sunday and relevant agencies to move residents to safe places as well as fortify dyke systems to protect rice fields and residents.

Lang Son, Bac Giang, Thai Nguyen and Tuyen Quang, where reported, was damaged heavily by flooding. In order to deal with the bad situation, volunteers, police and army forces moved residents, animals to safe places to avoid the flooding.

Currently, local authorities keep close watch to the weather situation in general and rising floodwater level on local rivers in order to give instructions, said the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and National Committee for Search and Rescue.

Statistic showed that over 25,705 people are whose located in the dangerous places like flood region, landslides along local rivers and streams of Thai Nguyen, Vinh Phuc, Son La, Lai Chau, Bac Kan, Yan Bai, Bac Giang, Phu Tho, Tuyen Quang and Lao Cai provinces, moved to safe places on July 20.

According to the latest news from the National Committee for Search and Rescue, late July 20, nine people died and nine remained missing. In Lang Son, four persons were swept away by flood water. 

The rainfall of Lang Son city measured 200 mm, meanwhile, in Mau Son commune it reached at 416 mm.

Talking with the reporter of Saigon Giai Phong Newspapers, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Lang Son province Mr. Bui Van Coi said that over 200 households and hectares of rice crops were flooded.

West northwestern provinces were damaged heavily by heavy rains and strong winds, reported by the Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention of Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Vinh Phuc province.

Currently, the floodwater level on local rivers of Vinh Phuc district is rising up. The People’s Committee of Vinh Phuc province has mobilized nearly 1,000 army and police forces to take part in fortifying local dykes.

Heavy rains caused landsides and traffic jam in the areas of Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Yen Bai.

A landside occurred in the area of Ban Lang commune, Phong Tho district of Lai Chau province, which caused damage of VND 200 million. Nobody was injured, reported by committee. 

By Van Phuc- Translated by Huyen Huong

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