On August 3, the Defense Ministry issued Circular No.32/TK directing Military Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4; the Vietnam Border Guard  Command; Army Corps 1 and 2; Hanoi Capital Military Command; and other functional organs to deploy troops and vehicles to storm-hit localities to support local people.

They were asked to follow closely the storm’s developments, coordinate actively with local authorities to evacuate residents and their properties to safe areas, and ready forces and equipment for search and rescue (SAR) missions.

Troops of Military Region 4's Economic-Defense Unit 5 help clean the environment in Ten Tan commune, Muong Lat district, Thanh Hoa province.

Particularly, the Military Region 4 Command and Vietnam Border Guard Command instructed the Thanh Hoa provincial Military and Border Guard Commands to join an SAR task finding missing people in recent flash floods in Muong Lat and Quang Son districts and to offer relief to local victims.

Reportedly, military units and localities have mobilized over 1,600 people, including 1,400 troops and militiamen, and dozens of vehicles and means to support locals in tackling the aftermath of the natural disaster.

* Prolonged rains due to the storm have caused landslides at 17 sites along main roads in Quang Son and Muong Lat districts of Thanh Hoa province, leaving 13 missing.

The armed forces of Thanh Hoa province have so far deployed troops and militiamen with 12 vehicles and five speedboats to conduct SAR missions.

* Heavy downpours during the storm happened in nine provinces under Military Region 2, destroying one house and inundating 14 others in Son La province alone.

Immediately, local soldiers were sent to these natural disaster-hit areas to relieve the consequences.

Translated by Van Hieu