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Tropical storm causes deaths and heavy flooding in central Vietnam
  • | NLD, dtinews | September 19, 2013 09:26 PM
 >>  Central region threatened by storm

The storm no.8 has dumped heavy rain onto the Central and Central Highlands regions of Vietnam, resulting in two deaths and eleven people missing.

According to the Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control of the regions, the typhoon swept away dozens of houses and put many hectares of crops under water, particularly in Dak Lak and Quang Ngai provinces.


People in Ea Sup District, Dak Lak fighting with the flooding

The two fatalities are in Quang Tri and Dak Lak provinces, meanwhile, the missing are in Cu Khang Commune in Dak Lak.

According to a preliminary report, in Dak Lak, seven irrigation works, 14 drains and many road sections have been damaged. Up to 1,592 hectares of rice, 259 hectares of maize and many other crops have been destroyed. Up to eight out of 12 communes in Ea Hleo district have been affected.

For people in the border district of Ea Sup, this is the biggest flooding in the past five years. Up to 2,107 houses in the district have been under water and 2,110 have already  been moved to other places.

After hitting Thua Thien-Hue, Danang and Quang Nam provinces on September 19 morning, the storm  weakened into a tropical low pressure system which is forecast to become weaker within the next 12 hours.

Provinces from Quang Binh to Gia Lai continue to face heavy rain. Curently, flooding on rivers from Quang Binh to Quang Nam provinces has risen to level 1-2. Thach Han and Vu Gia rivers are at level 3.


Flooding in Quang Nam Province

This is the biggest flooding in Ea Sup District in the past five years

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