Still recovering, Ha Tinh struck by another flood

Báo Dân Trí English – 1 day

A new flood hit the central province of Ha Tinh following a week-long battle with the aftermath of another flood.

On the morning of October 16, DTiNews observed heavy rain in the mountainous district of Huong Khe. Ngan Sau River’s water level was rising rapidly and flowing into villages and fields, threatening thousands of families on its banks. Many roads within the district have been covered with water.

Le Tran Sang, Vice Chairman of Huong Khe People’s Committee, said the district this morning sent 22 teams to 22 communes to deploy emergency measures and evacuate people.

Downpours have soaked fields along National Highway No.1A running to the districts of Duc Tho and Huong Son. The swift-flowing water current has inundated villages located on the two banks of Ngan Pho River namely Son Thinh, Son Hoa, Son Ninh, Son Mai and Son Phuc.

Chairman of Huong Son People’s Committee, Nguyen Duy Trinh, said heavy rains together with flood-tides had put 13 local communes at the river basin underwater by late October 15.

The flood has attacked up to 410 hectares of rice, 1,200ha of maize and 10 medical stations and post offices. Trinh also noted that the torrential rains have sunk 79 schools under water causing an estimated damage of tens of billions of VND.

After the death of a 9th-grade pupil in Son Thuy Commune on the same day, the district’s education department asked all local schools to closely monitor the safety of children.

Coming to several communes isolated by the flood water in Huong Son District, Dantri/DTiNews reporters saw the anxiety of people coping with the on-going downpours. Many of them are still filled with terror from the historic flood in 2002.

New flood hit Huong Khe District

Many roads have been flooded

Emergency teams have started evacuating people in high-risk areas

The province is still dealing with the aftermath of the previous flood

Water level of Ngan Pho River rising

Many schools consumed with water

The flood put hundreds of houses underwater

Schools must close

Many roads are isolated by water

Residents in Huong Son are fighting with the deluge

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