In Thai Nguyen province alone, the flooding left three dead and one injured, submerging 1,097 houses, an 110kV transformer station, 663 hectares of rice, and caused stalling for dozens of cars. Similar situations happened in Ha Giang, Cao Bang, and Bac Kan provinces.

In response to the calamity in the Northern provinces, on September 10, the Ministry of National Defense asked Military Regions 1, 2, and 3 and the Border Guard Command to take measures to cope with torrential rains, flooding, and landslides in the localities.

Accordingly, 1,921 people from military units and local forces were mobilized to help people in Thai Nguyen, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, and Yen Bai provinces overcome the consequences of the flooding.


Meanwhile, Military Region 4 sent 900 troops and militiamen and 32 vehicles to cooperate with local forces in Can Loc and Nghi Xuan districts of Ha Tinh province to clean houses and repair roads.

Armed forces also helped people in Minh Hoa district of central province of Quang Binh clean schools and repair houses and rural roads.

The standing office also asked the provincial and municipal Committees for Natural Disasters Prevention and Search and Rescue of Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, Bac Kan, Hanoi, and Quang Ninh to carefully inspect dams and areas with high risks of flashfloods and landslides as well as prepare forces and vehicles, so as to respond to the situation in a timely manner to minimize losses.

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, on September 11, the water level in the Cau River in Thai Nguyen province is rising due to heavy rains and Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Cao Bang, Lang Son, and Quang Ninh provinces face high risk of flooding and landslides.

Translated by Song Anh