Storm No. 7 caused heavy rain and flood, many central provinces needed urgent assistance


At the meeting in response to typhoon No. 7 that landed on the mainland on the morning of October 14, 2020, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control announced the number of damage caused by floods and storms No. 7 heavy.

Typhoon No. 7 and a new tropical depression forecasted to form typhoon No. 8 are coming inland. PCTT photo

Rain, floods and typhoon No. 7 have caused the number of deaths in the Central region to 36 people. Of which, 30 people were swept away by the floods; 3 crew members at sea, 3 people were electrocuted due to post-flood cleaning, not including information on victims of landslide in Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant – waiting for local verification.

Rain and floods caused by typhoon No. 7 also made 12 people go missing, of which 8 people were swept away by floods, 4 crew members were in distress at sea.

Heavy rains and the impact of typhoon No. 7 made 585 houses collapsed and damaged, 135,731 houses were flooded.

In terms of traffic, 137 national highways, 14,737m of local roads were eroded and damaged. The Hanoi-Dong Ha railway route has not yet opened.

Agriculture: 870ha of rice (up 278ha), 5,314ha of crops were flooded and buried (up 1,726ha); 3,588ha of aquatic products was damaged; 332,350 cattle and poultry died and were swept away (increased 176,060 heads).

In terms of education, 335 schools were flooded; 27 schools were damaged.

About the coastal erosion: 26.3 km (Ha Tinh: 7km, Quang Binh: 1.6km; Thua Thien Hue: 10.6km, Da Nang: 2.05; Quang Nam: 5km).

As recommended by the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, due to the influence of typhoon circulation No. 7, in the Gulf of Tonkin (including Bach Long Vy island district) there are strong winds of level 8, shock level 10. ; The sea is very strong. Ocean waves are 2 to 4 meters high. In the coastal areas of the provinces from Hai Phong to Thanh Hoa, storm surge can be 0.5m high.

Responding to the circulation of storm No. 7 and tropical depressions, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, and Nghe An provinces have operated drainage systems and pumping stations to drain buffer water to prevent heavy rains causing flooding.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has an urgent meeting to direct the response to storms No. 7. Photo: Ngoc Ha

In order to minimize damage, ensure safety of lives and assets from the influence of the circulation of typhoon No. 7 and the new tropical depression is expected to intensify, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention requires the the local deployment instructed people, agencies and businesses to fight against houses, cut branches, and advertising signs; Evacuate to a safe location, limit going out when the storm hits.

Requiring people not to live, work or travel, fish or collect firewood in areas prone to flash floods, landslides, underground spills, rivers, streams, and flooded areas.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control also recommends that people collect firewood in the river despite storms.

During the storm No. 5 and flood in the Central region, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control in coordination with the Ministry of Information and Communications issued warnings to send messages to subscribers of people in the flooded area. . However, there are still phenomena that people do not comply with the recommendations of the Steering Committee and the local authorities, still collect firewood during floods and crashes.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control recommends localities to take boats out of dangerous areas or into safe shelter, keep contact information. Not on ships, boats are anchored, cages, watchtowers, aquaculture areas.

In order to overcome the consequences and continue to respond to the next floods, the provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam have reported and submitted a proposal for urgent assistance. food supply, drugs, water purification chemicals, disease disinfection prevention, search and rescue equipment.

Specifically: 6,500 tons of rice, 5.5 tons of dry wages, 20,000 barrels of noodles, 300 barrels of drugs, 3 tons of PAC chemicals, 119 boats of all kinds, 81 generators, 257 tarpaulin houses, 17,420 buoys, 3 wagons GAZ country.

Le Kim Lien

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