Flooding forces Ha Tinh schools to close
  • | vietnamnet, | October 16, 2019 11:54 AM
Thousands of pupils in Ha Tinh Province have been told to stay home as the schools have closed due to serious flooding.

Hoa Hai Secondary School submerged under water

Many streets and schools in Ha Tinh's Huong Khe District were flooded after heavy rains in the past two days. Phan Quoc Thanh, deputy head of Huong Khe Department of Education and Training, said over 1,500 pupils in Hoa Hai, Huong Giang, Phuong Dien, Phuong My and Ha Linh communes couldn't go to schools.

"Teachers at nursery schools in Ha Linh Commune had to stay at schools to clean up after the flood," Thanh said.

The department asked schools and teachers to keep close contact with parents to find the best solutions during these days.

In Huong Son District, up to 5,700 pupils had to stay home due to flooding. Nguyen Truong Giang, head of Huong Son Department of Education and Training, said, "The streets were heavily flooded. 5,700 pupils from 22 schools had to stay home."

According to Ngo Duc Hoi, head of Ha Tinh Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue, Ha Tinh will continue to have heavy rains on October 16 and 17. Flash floods and landslides may occur in mountainous areas while flooding has been warned for the low-lying lands.

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