Severe floods, Rao Trang 3 hydroelectricity collapsed: Urgent rescue, ensuring safety of the lake

Urgently search and rescue

Rao Trang 3 Hydropower Plant is located on Rao Trang River, Phong Xuan Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province; licensed for investment in early November 2008, has an installed capacity of 11MW with a total investment capital of 290.8 billion VND. Due to heavy rain and flood, Rao Trang Hydropower was eroded, currently, 30 people have died and were missing.

Vehicles and forces set out to approach Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant (Photo: Bao Thua Thien Hue)

According to the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province, on the afternoon of October 12, a provincial leader received a phone call from the people informing the fact that Rao Trang 3 Hydropower was damaged by a landslide, affecting people in need of help. Receiving the news, the functional forces of Thua Thien Hue province, Military Region 4 immediately sent forces to the scene to check and rescue.

Military Region 4 Command has maintained 8,574 people, 88 cars of all kinds and 172 ships, boats in coordination with local forces to overcome the consequences of rain and flood in Central Vietnam. At the same time, to be ready for forces to cope with storm number 7 and overcome consequences after the storm.

On the morning of October 13, receiving orders from the 4th Military Region Command, many officers and soldiers of the 414th Labor Corps participated in the rescue and rescue. The 414th Engineering Brigade is the main unit of the Military Region 4 in the task of natural disaster prevention, search and rescue.

Participating in the rescue and rescue phase of Rao Trang hydroelectricity 3 times, the brigade has brought forces with the most modern means, equipment and weapons to rescue and rescue in many complicated situations. , extreme conditions such as natural disasters, catastrophes, accidents …

On the afternoon of October 13, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung – Head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control was present in Thua Thien – Hue province to check the rain and flood and rescue and rescue work at hydropower. Rao Trang 3. The Standing Committee of Thua Thien-Hue Provincial Party Committee also decided to postpone the organization of the Party Congress to focus on disaster response.

Typhoon No. 7 landed in the Central region – Urgent evacuation of people, minimizing damage

At the hurricane response steering meeting No. 7 on October 13 held by the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the director of the National Center for Meteorological and Hydrological Forecasting said that, due to the influence of the ribbon The tropical convergence connected to the lowland, weakened from the storm No. 6 and the tropical depression operating in the East Sea, strengthened to become typhoon No. 7 hitting the Central region. The strongest wind near the center of a strong storm at level 9 (75-90km / h), shock level 11. The radius of strong winds from level 6, jerk from level 8 or more is about 170km from the center of the storm.

According to the report of the Border Guard, as of 16:00 on October 12, 52,000 vehicles with nearly 230,000 workers were informed of the path of storm No. 7 and dangerous areas to prevent them from being able to prevent them, tallying and instructing 52,000 vehicles.

For boat operations on the Gulf of Tonkin, the Border Guards directed units from Quang Ninh to Nghe An to call for vehicles to urgently move ashore in the evening of October 13.

According to local quick reports, as of 22:00 p.m. on October 12, the six central provinces held an evacuation of 21,785 households with 66,569 people to protect people’s lives from the impact of typhoon No. 7 that could cause heavy rain. causing inundation accompanied by many extreme natural disasters.

According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the flood situation in some river systems in Central Vietnam is still serious. At present, flood on Thach Han River (Quang Tri) has reached its peak of 7.17m and is slowly falling, however flood is still above alarm 3.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control proposes localities to organize the harvest of the rice, crops and fruit trees that have reached the harvest period according to the motto “greener than old age” or have a protection plan for areas not yet harvested.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has instructed people to combat and limit losses, and in places where it is possible to move into safe areas; Do not leave people on cages, guard huts, on the tidal flats.

The livestock and poultry farms have also implemented measures to protect the livestock before the 7th storm hits.

Mr. Vu Xuan Thanh – Deputy Director of General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said that on October 14, storms will affect the mainland of Vietnam. Inundation in the provinces is still widespread. Currently, the whole of the North and the Central are in a very dangerous natural disaster situation.

Mr. Thanh also noted that localities should ensure the safety of boats, especially noting that 86 boats are in dangerous areas. At the same time, to check and check hydroelectric reservoirs and lakes before typhoon No. 7 hits and plan to regulate during heavy rains to ensure the safety of the dam as well as for the downstream area.

Le Kim Lien


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