Torrential rains, cyclones devastate coastal areas of Phu Yen, Binh Dinh

On March 31, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee of Phu Yen Tran Huu The said that the Central province urgently directed localities affected by torrential rains and cyclones to strengthen forces. 

Two people living in Hoa Hai Commune’s Phu Thuong Village of Tuy An District, Phu Yen were missing due to big waves, and many vessels and fishing farms in the locality were damaged by the heavy rains that are not available for statistics.

According to the local people, big waves were seen at 7 a.m. this morning, sinking fishing boats. 

Sharing with Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, Vice Director of Phu Yen Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said that he directly led a delegation to inspect the scenes and support people to overcome damages.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Tuy An District Huynh Van Khoa reported that at least 21 vessels were capsized, around 2,000 floating net cages with 6,000 young lobsters were damaged with an estimation of VND60 billion (US$2.6 million). There were 1,139 out of 2,725 hectares of fallen winter-spring rice crop.

In Phu Hoa District of Phu Yen Province, by 10 a.m. this morning, the heavy rainfall destroyed around 3,368 hectares of paddy fields and around 230 hectares of rice in districts of Hoa Quang Nam, Hoa Thang and Hoa An were submerged.

Tropical downpours and whirlwinds also happed in many coastal localities of Binh Dinh, damaging utility poles, works and houses.

The peninsula commune of Nhon Ly in Quy Nhon City was the worst damaged locality with 23 fishing boats being swept away.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Danh, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee of Nhon Ly Commune, was present at the scene to support local people to overcome the damage.

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