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Binh Dinh (VNA) – The south central province of Binh Dinh is delivering essential supplies to flood-hit areas as part of efforts to overcome consequences of the flood from December 11.

It was reported at an online meeting on December 19 that the provincial military command has received dehydrated food from the Ministry of Defence, and more than 1,300 soldiers and local defence force members have been mobilized to bring the foot to target localities, including An Nhon, Tuy Phuoc, Phu Cat districts and Quy Nhon City.

The provincial Department of Health has carried out environmental checks in areas immediately after water recedes, provided health checks for people in heavily-flooded Phu My district and gave instructions to local people on sanitary measures.

Heavy rains from December 11-19 caused widespread flooding in Binh Dinh, claiming 17 lives and leaving one missing.

At present, 61 schools remain closed even though water has subsided in many areas.

On December 19, flooding in Khanh Hoa, another province in the south central region, also reduced. The provincial authorities have been working with organisations and enterprises to assist flood victims.

The province reported that four people died and flood-related damages amounted to 600 billion VND (27 million USD) as consequences of floods triggered by heavy rain in November and December.-VNA