More than 34 houses and a storehouse in Vinh Dieu commune of Giang Thanh district in Kien Giang province were unroofed and damaged when heavy rain and a spate of tornadoes hit in the early morning of August 20, with estimated losses of around VND400 million.
The headquarters of Vinh Dieu border post has sent 23 of its officials and soldiers to assist locals in their recovery from the consequences of the tornado. Giang Thanh district also offered VND2 million to families whose houses were destroyed and surveyed the level of damage to provide further support to the victims.
Since late July, tornados in Kien Giang province have damaged 47 houses and unroofed more than 100 others. Four people were injured when their houses collapsed. A primary school ruined, but luckily no injuries were reported.
The Kien Giang provincial Fatherland Front Committee has presented nearly VND80 million to families whose houses were damaged as a result of the natural disasters to help them swiftly stabilize their lives.VOV