Reportedly, floods caused by heavy rains left one dead, submerged 768 houses, over 10,000ha of rice and other crops, and disrupted traffic in many localities in the province.

As floods wreaked havoc in the province, the Dak Lak provincial Military Command sent nearly 600 troops to the districts of Ea Sup, Buon Don, and Cu M’gar, and Buon Ma Thuot city to promptly evacuate people and their property to safer areas.

Troops clean up the surroundings

Over 100 troops of the Military Commands of Ea Sup and Buon Don districts also joined search and rescue missions.

Meanwhile, Economic-Defense Unit 737 of Military Region 5 assigned a mission to inquire after and present gifts and rice to 57 households in Ia Rue and Ia Lop communes of Ea Sup district.  On August 7, the unit deployed three speedboats to evacuate people in isolated areas.

Evacuating local people

In border areas of Buon Don and Ea Sup districts, the Dak Lak provincial Border Guard Command mobilized 36 troops to take measures to fight against floods as well as to support border guards of Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province to respond to the disaster.

Reportedly, border posts in Dak Lak’s border localities saved 70 residents. Notably, they used a speedboat to rescue eight Cambodian policemen and people on August 7.

Vietnam's border guards rescue Cambodian policemen and people

With a high sense of responsibility, by late afternoon of August 9, troops of the Dak Lak provincial Military and Border Guard Commands, in association with other forces, cleaned up 200 houses and collected tens of tons of wastes to help local people resume their normal lives.

Meanwhile, Phu Quoc island district of the Southern province of Kien Giang has been flooded following torrential rains and high sea levels over recent days.

Troops are helping people in Phu Quoc island district

In this circumstance, the Commands of Coast Guard Region 4 and Naval Region 5 sent hundreds of troops and vehicles to evacuate people and their property to safe places, clean up flooded houses and surroundings, and repair damaged sections of main roads.

The troops are now on high alert as there may be heavy rains in the upcoming days.

Translated by Van Hieu