Central region residents get help to clean up after historic floods

Dau Thi Lien tried to find something usable in the rubble, but there wasn't much left except for some books, clothes and a table and some chairs, all covered in mud.

Central region residents get help to clean up after historic floods
A worker sprays disinfectant in Cam Quang Secondary School in Cam Quang Commune, Cam Xuyen District in central Ha Tinh Province after the floodwater decreases.

Lien just got back home on Saturday after being evacuated three days prior. Her village in central Ha Tinh Province, like other localities Central Vietnam, was severely hit by historic flooding, which was triggered by prolonged heavy downpours in the past two weeks.

“I have never seen such a severe flood in my life. The floodwater was so strong and quick and submerged everything. My house has only one floor while the water raised up to 2 metres,” Lien said.

Cam Due Commune, where she lives, is the lowest-lying area in the province. She was among the last people to be able to return home after the floodwaters receded.

“My family has five people. Three of us decided to stay at home to take care of the property, but the water was so quick that we couldn’t do anything but swim out for help,” she said.

All of her family’s property, including 50 bags of rice seed, 100 chickens and two cows, was swept away. The furniture and the electronic appliances were submerged and seriously damaged.

Hoang Van Quyet, another resident in Cam Due Commune, said he finished cleaning his house. Like many other villagers, he has nothing left.

“Our 70 chickens and a buffalo were all gone,” he said.

Central region residents get help to clean up after historic floods
A local resident in Cam Quan Commune in Cam Xuyen District dries rice seed after it has been submerged for days. VNA/VNS Photos Minh Quyet

Now he's trying to dry the rice seed on the floor in the hope that it can be used for the next crop. The rice seed was submerged for days, smelled sour and had started to germinate.

“At least it can be used for poultry feed,” he said.

Quyet also brought the refrigerator and the washing machine, the two only electronic devices left after the flood, to a local repair shop, but with little hope.

“We have received clean water, sticky rice cakes, medicine and many other necessities from donors. This really makes us feel much better having a helping hand in difficulties,” he said. 

Right after the floodwaters receded, local authorities and volunteer groups in Ha Tinh supplied food, essential necessities and clean water. Thousands of police officers and soldiers were mobilised to help local people get back on their feet.

The provincial Centre for Disease Control sent a team of staff to help people clean the environment, especially water sources for daily use, collect dead animals and spray powdered lime or sterilised chemicals to prevent diseases. 

 

Le Ngoc Chau, director of the provincial Department of Health said all provincial-level hospitals, Loc Ha District General Hospital and Can Loc District Medical Centre sent staff, together with 700,000 water purification tablets, to Cam Xuyen District General Hospital and health clinics affected by the floods.

As many as 12 types of medicine and health equipment were sent to the flood-hit areas. Medical staff have guided local people on how to prevent diseases caused by flood, such as food poisoning, diarrhoea and cholera.

Central region residents get help to clean up after historic floods
A teacher collects books while cleaning up a classroom at Cam Due Primary School in Cam Due Commune, Cam Xuyen District in central Ha Tinh Province.

In Cam Xuyen, Huong Son, Huong Khe and Vu Quang districts, hundreds of youths, volunteers and teachers cleaned up the classrooms and collected learning tools so students can return to school soon.

Senior Lieutenant Colonel Phan Ngoc To, head of Cam Xuyen District Police in Ha Tinh Province said the police have assigned cadres and soldiers to localities to help people, especially in damaged schools.

Tran Quyet Thang, head of a volunteer group in Ha Tinh Province, said the most urgent task was to help local people clean up their houses, hospitals, schools and roads.

“I’ve set up a team and called upon young people, especially students from all over the country, to help clean up the debris in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces,” he said.

“I’ve just arrived in Quang Binh after completing the cleaning work in Ha Tinh. Garbage is everywhere and occupies the Nhat Le River. There’s a lot that needs to be done here before another storm hits these places,” he said.

Thang said his team would work with local people to speed up the work while receiving equipment such as canoes, ceramic filter pots and life jackets in preparation for coming storms.

On Saturday, the Government allocated VND500 billion (US$21.5 million) from the State budget to help Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Ha Tinh provinces overcome the consequences of the floods.

Dau Thi Lien, a resident in Cam Due Commune, said her mood was much better after getting donations from people all over the country. She now has some rice, sticky rice cakes, clothes and clean water for daily use.

“I hope I can have financial support to buy rice seed for cultivation in the next crop and chickens and cows for breeding. It’s the only way to restart our life,” she said.  VNS

Khanh Linh & Phan Quan

PM inspects post-flood recovery efforts in central region

PM inspects post-flood recovery efforts in central region

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday underlined the urgent need to get life back to normal for people in flood-hit areas in the central region.

What cause disasters in central Vietnam?

What cause disasters in central Vietnam?

Many people have died in the central region, thousands of people are living outdoors, and infrastructure has been destroyed by floods and landslides. Why does the central region suffer from disasters every year?

 
 

Other News

.
High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 detects vessel carrying 100,000 liters of non-origin DO oil
High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 detects vessel carrying 100,000 liters of non-origin DO oil
SOCIETYicon  09/08/2020 


The High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 has captured a ship from the southern province of Tien Giang carrying 100,000 liters of oil in the waters of Con Dao. The ship could not produce proof.

Vietnam Coast Guard actively contributes to ensuring operations at sea strictly enforced by the law
Vietnam Coast Guard actively contributes to ensuring operations at sea strictly enforced by the law
SOCIETYicon  13/08/2020 

The Vietnam Coast Guard has coordinated with relevant forces to instruct and propagate those who operate at sea to strictly obey the law, actively participate in the fight to prevent violations and crimes at sea.

Vietnam Coast Guard’s Political Commissar: Building a comprehensively strong Coast Guard Training Center
Vietnam Coast Guard’s Political Commissar: Building a comprehensively strong Coast Guard Training Center
SOCIETYicon  14/08/2020 

The delegation of the High Command of Vietnam Coast Guard, led by Major General Bui Quoc Oai - Political Commissar of the Vietnam Coast Guard has paid a visit to the Center for Professional Skill Training and Fostering of Vietnam Coast Guard.

High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 organizes Vessel Training Festival 2020
High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 organizes Vessel Training Festival 2020
SOCIETYicon  25/07/2020 

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 has just held the closing ceremony of the contest for good ships, canoes and vehicles and the Vessel Training Festival 2020 in Phu Quoc Island.

High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 organizes Good Ship Contest 2020
High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 organizes Good Ship Contest 2020
SOCIETYicon  25/07/2020 

The Good Ship Contest - the Ship Training Festival 2020 of the High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 closed successfully after 4 days of competition in Ha Tinh province and Hai Phong city.

Coast Guard Region 4: Performing well the task of maintaining and enforcing the law at sea, resolutely fighting crime
Coast Guard Region 4: Performing well the task of maintaining and enforcing the law at sea, resolutely fighting crime
SOCIETYicon  03/07/2020 


“Increasing combined strength; democracy, solidarity, innovation, discipline, responsibility; building a strong and comprehensive High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 as a "model and typical" unit, 

High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 propagates the law and helps people in the southwestern region fight against drought
High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 propagates the law and helps people in the southwestern region fight against drought
SOCIETYicon  21/03/2020 

Along with activities to help fishermen in the southwestern region fight against drought, the Task Force of Coast Guard Region 4 has also propagated to people the knowledge and laws on the sea in general 

Coast Guard Region 4 combines marine training with legal propaganda
Coast Guard Region 4 combines marine training with legal propaganda
SOCIETYicon  06/06/2020 

On June 4-5, 2020, the High Command of Coast Guard Region 4 organized activities under the program "The Coast Guard accompanies fishermen" in An Son island commune, Kien Hai district, Kien Giang province.

2015-2020 Term: Vietnam Coast Guard performs well the propaganda and dissemination of the law to the people
2015-2020 Term: Vietnam Coast Guard performs well the propaganda and dissemination of the law to the people
SOCIETYicon  02/08/2020 

In the past term, Vietnam Coast Guard has implemented synchronously and drastically the work of fighting against and handling crimes; actively, proactively in the task of searching and rescuing; 

Accelerating implementation of project to build Vietnam Coast Guard in 2021-2025
Accelerating implementation of project to build Vietnam Coast Guard in 2021-2025
SOCIETYicon  03/08/2020 

The Party Committee of the Vietnam Coast Guard is accelerating the implementation of the Project to build the Vietnam Coast Guard in the period 2021 - 2025.

Promoting propaganda and dissemination of the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
Promoting propaganda and dissemination of the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
SOCIETYicon  02/03/2020 

Raising awareness of laws and responsibility for building the revolutionary, formal, elite and modern Vietnam Coast Guard; commensurating with the position, roles, duties and powers of the Vietnam Coast Guard in the new situation.

Vietnam Coast Guard strengthens patrols, prevents illegal entry and exit by sea
Vietnam Coast Guard strengthens patrols, prevents illegal entry and exit by sea
SOCIETYicon  03/08/2020 

The Vietnam Coast Guard has actively monitored the field, strictly controlled and resolutely handled illegal entries on the sea routes in the context of Covid-19 epidemic.

Vietnam Coast Guard: Promoting propaganda, education, building "the people's security posture"
Vietnam Coast Guard: Promoting propaganda, education, building "the people's security posture"
SOCIETYicon  10/08/2020 

In the new situation in the 2021-2025 term, the Vietnam Coast Guard will continues to promote propaganda, education, and building "the people's security posture" and "the battle of people's hearts" on the sea.

High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 actively propagate the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 actively propagate the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
SOCIETYicon  05/03/2020 

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 has been trying to promote propaganda and introduction of the basic content of the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard to the Party committees, 

Vietnam Coast Guard propagates about the harmful effects of drugs to 2,000 students
Vietnam Coast Guard propagates about the harmful effects of drugs to 2,000 students
SOCIETYicon  16/06/2020 

The Task force for drug crime prevention and control No. 3 has organized a propaganda program about the harmful effects of drugs, related regulations on handling drug crimes for students of Phuoc Thang secondary school.

Coast Guard propagates the Law on Road Traffic, Prevention of Crime on the Sea for Ha Tinh’s people
Coast Guard propagates the Law on Road Traffic, Prevention of Crime on the Sea for Ha Tinh’s people
SOCIETYicon  20/07/2020 

On the evening of July 19, the Task Force for Drug Prevention and Control No.2 in coordination with the police of Cam Xuyen district, Ha Tinh province held a propaganda session on Law on Road Traffic and the Law on Prevention of Drug-related Crime 

Propagating the Law of the Sea of Vietnam, Law on the Vietnam Coast Guard through the contest "I love my country’s sea and islands"
Propagating the Law of the Sea of Vietnam, Law on the Vietnam Coast Guard through the contest "I love my country’s sea and islands"
SOCIETYicon  05/03/2020 

On July 10, in Tan Hiep island commune, Cu Lao Cham, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, the High Command of Coast Guard Region 2 coordinated with the Central Mass Mobilization of Quang Nam Provincial Party Committee 

Vietnam Coast Guard affirms important role in ensuring national defense and security, contributing to marine economic development
Vietnam Coast Guard affirms important role in ensuring national defense and security, contributing to marine economic development
SOCIETYicon  03/08/2020 

As a full-time armed force, the core of law enforcement and protection of national security, order and safety at sea, the Vietnam Coast Guard plays a great role in the mission to contribute to the development of the marine economy, 

Efforts to bring Vietnam Coast Guard Law into real life
Efforts to bring Vietnam Coast Guard Law into real life
SOCIETYicon  28/08/2020 

Immediately after the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard took effect, the Vietnam Coast Guard has made efforts to gradually bring the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard into reality.

Vietnam Coast Guard ready to assist fishermen in all situations at sea
Vietnam Coast Guard ready to assist fishermen in all situations at sea
SOCIETYicon  25/05/2020 

The Coast Guard cooperates closely with relevant agencies to protect fishing activities and property of fishermen in the fishing process in accordance with Vietnamese law and international law.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN