On the morning of December 3, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Sinh, Chairman of the People's Committee of Xuan Loc Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien - Hue Province, confirmed that the person swept away by flood water was Mr. Phan Minh Tam, Secretary of the Party Committee of Xuan Loc Commune. The authorities and local people found his body in the early morning of December 3 and handed it over to his family for a funeral.
Every October, water from the Mekong River comes in with continuous rains in the Mekong Delta submerging hundreds of houses and thousands of hectares of farmland; however, floods also bring with them an abundance of fish and other aquatic animals.
Mr. Vi Oanh, Head of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Ky Son highland district of Nghe An Province, at noon on October 2, said that the flash flood in the early morning caused heavy damage and killed one child.
According to the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, by the end of September 29, two people died, one went missing due to heavy rains and floods in the aftermath of typhoon Noru in the Central region of Vietnam. In addition, 62 were injured, and thousands of houses and thousands of hectares of agricultural land were damaged.
Based on the weather forecast and warnings for severe typhoon Rai, Standing Deputy Head of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan signed an urgent letter this afternoon to direct relevant ministries, agencies and localities on dealing with the tropical typhoon as it is forecast to move rapidly, enter the East Sea tonight and probably change its path near the coast with typhoon-force winds of levels 9 to 11.
Mr. Nguyen Nho Trung, Chairman of the People’s Council of Da Nang City, said that the Covid-19 pandemic and continual natural disasters this year have made the city post a negative growth of 9.77 percent for the first time and budget revenue merely achieve 70 percent at the 16th meeting of the municipal People’s Council held on December 7.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to provide additional VND670 billion (US$29 million) from the central budget reserves for nine central and Central Highlands provinces to address consequences of recent storms and floods.
As recent storms triggering prolonged torrential downpours, an increased frequency of huge floods, landslides and flashfloods swept through the Central region, the life of residents were changed. Particularly, the residents live without home and the natural disaster caused losses about lives and property.
According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ca Mau Province, there are about 14,000 hectares of summer-autumn rice in the area waiting for the harvest. Of these, the largest areas of summer-autumn rice are in Tran Van Thoi District with 13,260 hectares.
Due to consecutive storms and floods, large leaf-vegetable gardens were completely destroyed in Da Nang City and Quang Nam Province. Therefore, after the floods, vegetables became scarce, so the prices of vegetables have also skyrocketed.
Domestic carriers of Vietnam yesterday announced changes for their flights schedule to and from the Central region, notably Quang Binh Province and Hue City due to torrential downpours and flash flood.
During recent days, the water level in the Riverhead of the Mekong River is rising but it remains at a low level. According to forecasts of hydro-meteorological centers, the flood will not be high this year and may reach its peak at the end of September. However, the craft villages in the Mekong Delta have started to wait for floods.
From the beginning of this year, the developments in the weather were quite complicated, causing disadvantages for agricultural production. Fortunately, thanks to proactive suitable coping measures, farmers in provinces in the Mekong Delta achieved goods results in the winter-spring rice crop and now are harvesting summer-autumn rice crop with the expectation of good harvest and high price.
The Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Search and Rescue of Dong Nai Province on August 11 said that due to impacts caused by floods and water released by the Dong Nai 5 Hydropower Plant, many places in Dinh Quan and Tan Phu districts were seriously inundated.