Heavy rains wreak havoc in central provinces
Heavy rains and consequent flash floods have inflicted damages in central south provinces, according to reports from provincial steering committees for natural disaster prevention and rescue.
In Binh Dinh, heavy rains and flash floods left one person dead and two others injured, thousands of houses inundated and many localities isolated.
Roads leading to mountainous communes and overflowing dams in Go Dai, Ben Nhon are under water, while 300 houses in An Lao district were submerged.
In Hoai An district, by noon on December 1, heavy rains flooded 1,600 houses, 1,200 wells and 75 hectares of crops, washed way 1,050 poultry and caused other damages.
Other districts such as Hoai Nhon, Phu My and Tay Son in Binh Dinh also suffered losses, mainly paddy fields.
Binh Dinh province’s military command deployed forces and vehicles to rescue people in Hoai An, Hoai Nhon and An Lao districts.
In the neighbouring province of Quang Ngai, hundreds of houses were flooded and one person was washed away.
According to the provincial steering committee for natural disaster prevention and rescue, downpours inundated 460 houses, 135 of which are in Tu Nghia district and 325 in Nghia Hanh district.
The two districts have evacuated 215 out of 645 people in the communes of Hanh Tin Dong, Hanh Dung and Hanh Minh in Nghia Hanh district and 45 households in Nghia My commune, Song Ve town, Tu Nghia district.
Continuous heavy rains have caused water level in rivers and reservoirs to rise to alert levels and authorities of Mo Duc and Duc Pho districts urged people to take preparations in case reservoirs release water./.