VietNamNet Bridge – Residents in the northern mountain province of Yen Bai are rushing to dig themselves out of mud and debris after serious floods in recent days.


A resident in Yen Bai Province’s Van Chan District cleans up after the flood. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Dung

Mud and rubbish has reportedly covered many places in Van Chan, Mu Cang Chai, Van Yen districts, Yen Bai City and Nghia Lo Township, seriously polluting environment and residential areas.

More than 2,500 houses and roads in Yen Bai City have been flooded. Soldiers and thousands of local residents have worked to repair the damage.

The province has mobilised more than 220 excavators and water cannons to clean the roads for traffic safety.

The provincial Department of Health has provided chemicals for water treatment and guided people to prevent epidemics.

Meanwhile, 1,850 houses and some 11km of roads in Hanoi’s Chuong My District are underwater, mostly in Nam Phuong Tien, Tan Tien and Hoang Van Thu communes.

Flooding also devastated nearly 1,870ha of rice, 213ha of other crops, 47ha of fruit trees and 263ha of aquaculture farms in the commune. The local steering board for disaster prevention, search and rescue said some local houses collapsed while several concrete canals and dyke sections were eroded. Water, instant noodles and other food has been provided to residents in flooded areas.

Local residents also received chemicals for water treatment.

Vice Chairman of Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu ordered district authorities to survey the flooding situation to help locals recover. They also need to examine and reinforce irrigation works. 

While the municipal Department of Health has to work with the localities to clean the environment, the Department of Construction was asked to help repair damaged houses. 

The Ha Noi Power Corporation was directed to resume electricity supply for the settlement of flood consequences. 

According to Ha Noi Red Cross Society, about VND320 million (US$13,900) has been mobilised from organisations, agencies and individuals to support 1,000 households in communes affected by flooding in Chuong My District.

Source: VNS

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