Thanh Hoa supports flood-hit residents after storm

20:28 21/08/2018
The north central province of Thanh Hoa has called for the Government’s support to help local people to overcome consequences of natural disasters and stabilise their lives.

Thanh Hoa province after storm Bebinca (Photo: VNA)

The province has asked for medicine, antiseptic, protective clothing and 20,000 doses of vaccines to ensure hygiene after storm Bebinca. It also requested seeds to help recover farmers’ production.

Four dykes of the province which run along the Chu, Ma and Len rivers need urgent repairs this year, along with the reservoirs Xuan Lai in Nhu Thanh district, Ben Bang in Cam Thuy district and Hon Mon in Thuong Xuan district. 

The province also has to repair parts of national highways and provincial and border roads which were damaged by landslides.

A report of the provincial Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control showed that heavy downpours on August 15-18 triggered by the storm caused huge losses in Thanh Hoa province. Two people were killed and another went missing, while 10 houses were destroyed and nearly 5,370 others were submerged. 

Some 4,300 hectares of rice fields were flooded and 13,500 heads of cattle and poultry were killed.

Personnel and vehicles have been deployed to support flood victims and help them recover production. Local authorities have enhanced humanitarian aid and worked to repair basic infrastructure and handle transport difficulties in flooded regions.