Mr. Hoang Trung Thong, Secretary of the Dak Glei District Party Committee in Kon Tum Province, a district bordering Quang Nam Province, on the morning of September 29, said that according to initial statistics, rainstorms unroofed nine houses, flooded nine, and damaged two.
Currently, the district has allocated contingency funds to support people buying corrugated roofing sheets to repair unroofed houses.
Mr. Hoang Trung Thong added that the biggest damage caused by rainstorms was road landslides. Accordingly, since yesterday afternoon, heavy rains have eroded Road 673 and the road from the town to Dak Nhoong.
These two road routes have steep slopes, and weak geological foundations, so many places have faced landslips, isolating six communes, including Dak Blo, Dak Nhoong, Muong Hoong, Ngoc Linh, Dak Choong, and Xop. The total population of these six communes is more than 12,000 people.
After the incident, the district directed units to mobilize vehicles to bulldoze. Landslides on Road 673 had been tackled by last night. Traffic is cleared, so four communes, consisting of Muong Hoong, Ngoc Linh, Dak Choong, and Xop, are no longer isolated.
Currently, traffic from Dak Plo to Dak Nhoong remains blocked, so these two communes, with over 4,000 people, are still isolated.
Mr. Thong said that the district directed to mobilize vehicles to bulldoze to help clear traffic as soon as possible.
"Before the storm, the district instructed the People's Committees of the communes to hoard food, so when isolated, food was still enough to provide for people," said Mr. Thong.
* From the night of September 28 to the morning of September 29, in Nghe An province, heavy and torrential rains occurred, causing flooding and landslides in many places.
In Hamlet 4 of Quynh Tam Commune, in the face of the risk of a section of the dam breaking, local authorities had to use sandbags to fortify the dam body and relocate many households to a safe place.
On National Highway 48D, in the section of Eo Da in Quynh Vinh Commune of Hoang Mai Town, a large amount of soil and rock slid from the mountain, causing traffic jams. Fortunately, there were no injuries.
In Vinh City, heavy rains flooded some roads and caused rocks and soil from Dung Quyet Mountain to spill onto a house in Ngo Thi Nham Street in Trung Do Ward. Fortunately, at the time of the incident, the house was empty, but many properties, such as refrigerators, washing machines, gas stoves, tables, and chairs, were badly damaged.
From the evening of September 28 to the morning of September 29, in Nghe An Province, heavy downpours caused local flooding, dividing many roads, killing two people and one missing.
According to the Department of Transport of Nghe An Province, until 10 a.m. this morning, 18 locations had had to be closed due to deep flooding. Of these, 11 are on national highways, and seven are on provincial roads.
Here are some pictures of the flooding in Nghe An Province: