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Central provinces ready to cope with severer flooding

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:30 am

The Central Committee of Floods and Storm Prevention and Control on Sunday afternoon sent an urgent dispatch to central provinces, asking them to be ready for more heavy flooding in their area.

Central residents suffer huge damage on human and properties caused by floods in recent months (Photo: SGGP)

The order came as the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center said that floodwaters in central provinces of Phu Yen to Khanh Hoa are continuing to rise.

On tomorrow morning, flood levels on some rivers in these areas would peak alarming levels 2 and 3, the center forecasted.

According to the committee’s dispatch, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, and Ninh Thuan provinces and the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak should prepare to evacuate residents in low-lying, riverside and coastal areas.

Hydropower plants and irrigation reservoirs should only release water in urgent case in order not to cause flooding for the lowlands.

Police officials should monitor flooded areas, especially near wharfs and underground roads to guide people to travel safely.

Local authorities have also been instructed to regularly report the committee and the National Committee for Research and Rescue about the flood condition.

In related news, on Sunday morning, Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper coordinated with Phu Yen Newspaper to give 500 presents worth VND300,000 each to flood-hit residents in Da Loc and Xuan Lanh communes, Dong Xuan District, Phu Yen Province.

In recent floods, the two communes had two people dead and five homes collapsed and 70 hectares of crops inundated, leaving a total damage of VND5 billion (US$250,000).

Source: SGGP

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