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Storm Vamco injures 19 people in central region

HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Storm Vamco, the 13th storm to enter the South China Sea this year, has caused 19 people in the central region to suffer injuries, according to the latest report from the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Of the injured, eight were in Quang Bình, seven in Quang Trị province, three in Quang Nam and one in Danang.
The storm made landfall in the central region on Sunday morning and weakened into a tropical depression after hitting Thua Thien-Hue province.

Heavy rains flood roads in Cam My Commune, Ha Tinh province’s Cam Xuyen district.

Six houses in Thua Thien-Hue province were collapsed while the roofs of more than 5,700 houses were blown off, including 4,687 in Thua Thien-Hue and 809 in Quang Trị.
The storm also damaged embankments and caused landslides along them at many rivers and beaches, including 13.3km in Quang Trị.
Ministries, sectors and localities were asked to continue keeping a close watch, and stand ready to respond to natural disasters, especially flooding and landslides.
Cities and provinces hit by the tropical depression must ensure the safety of reservoirs and sea dykes.
The storm has also destroyed electrical wires and poles, causing power outages in 177,000 households in Quang Bình. More than 110ha of perennial trees in Bo Trạch dstrict were also destroyed.
Local authorities and other forces are helping people overcome the impact of the storm.
Households who were relocated to avoid the storm have also returned home and those in the area at risk of landslides have been relocated to temporary houses.
Sunday morning, heavy rains battered provinces from Thanh Hoa to Ha Tĩnh.
Rainfall of 40-100mm is predicted to continue hitting Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
The centre also warned that floods and landslides could occur from Thanh Hoa to Ha Tĩnh provinces.
Due to the influence of cold air, the northern and central region will continue seeing heavy rains, according to the centre.
Some areas from Thanh Hoa to Ha Tĩnh provinces, the northern delta, Hoa Bình, Son La, Bac Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Kạn, Lạng Son, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang provinces are expected to have heavier rains.
Cold weather will hit northern and northern central regions with the temperature dropping to 17-20 degrees Celsius and below 12 degrees Celsius in mountainous areas.
Hanoi will continue experiencing rains and cold air with a temperature of 18-20 degrees Celsius.

(Latest Update November 18, 2020)

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