The central province of Binh Dinh appealed for financial support from the Government to promptly address the consequences of the tropical storm Sinlaku.

According to the local Storm and Flood Prevention and Control Committee, a total of 124 houses collapsed and 251 others were damaged or had their roofs blown off.

Strong wind and rain also submerged over 2,130 ha of rice and broke 500m of sea dykes. The total economic loss was estimated at over 80 billion VND.

Local authorities, departments, and residents are working hard to clean up and repair damaged houses, schools, roads, and sea dykes, and restore electricity supply, said Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Phan Trong Ho.

The province asked the government to provide 45 billion VND (2.14 million USD) to rebuild sea dykes and roads, and around 12 billion VND (570,000 USD) to buy rice seeds and help locals rebuild houses.

Storm Sinlaku swept through Binh Dinh and Phu Yen provinces late November 29, bringing torrential rains to provinces from Da Nang City to Phu Yen and the northern region of the Central Highlands.-VNA