Thua Thien - Hue — Three people died and two others have been reported missing in Vietnam’s central provinces after a low tropical depression made impact Thursday.
|Flooding in Quảng Bình Province. — Photo courtesy of Nguyen Chau A
The depression caused continuous heavy rains in Thua Thien - Hue, Quang Tri and Quang Binh in both day and night, blowing roofs off hundreds of houses and wrecking trees. One man died after falling from his rooftop during home repair, and two others are presumed dead and still missing after strong flood currents in Thua Thien - Hueand Quang Binh washed them away.
Another in Quang Tri got heavy facial injury from falling roof tiles.
A report released yesterday morning by Thua Thien - Hue Centre for Flood and Storm Rescue said the storm blew away roofs of 87 houses in Phong Đien, Phu Vang and Phu Loc districts. About 2,000 hectares of cassava are possibly rotten and 26 hectares of vegetable destroyed because of floods.
Phong Đien roads were flooded, while traffic circulation in many streets in Hue City has been hindered by falling trees. Blackouts occured in many areas around the province, and all schools shut down yesterday to ensure childrens’ safety.
Water in local rivers continues to rise and heavy rains continue in several zones around the province.
|Falling trees block streets in Huế City, Thừa Thiên - Huế Province. — Photo cand.com.vn
In Quang Tri, 180 house roofs were blown off and five fishing boats wrecked because of strong winds. Large plots of rubber and black pepper were devastated.
Flooding occured in many areas in Huong Hoa and Vinh Linh districts. All students stayed home yesterday.
In Quang Binh, almost all of Tan Hoa Commune has been flooded, with river water everywhere.
According to the national Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting, heavy rains will continue in central provinces of Thua Thien - Hue, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, HaTinh and Nghe An till Tuesday next week.
The national steering committee on natural disaster prevention held an online conference with the central provinces of Thua Thien - Hue, Quang Tri, Đa Nang, Quang Ngai and Quang Binh.
These localities were tasked with closely monitoring the situation, setting up response teams in vulnerable areas and spreading storm updates and warnings to remote areas.