Heavy rain caused flood in Quang Ninh province in July, 2015 (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – Heavy rain has drenched much of the northern province of Quang Ninh on April 22, forcing local authorities to relocate residents from areas in risk of flood and landslide.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long urged Ha Long and Cam Pha cities to work with the provincial Military Command to drain water in flooded areas.

Localities and relevant units were required to assign staff to be on duty round the clock to alert the provincial Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue of any latest incidents.

At 2pm the same day, the rainfall weakened in several areas in Ha Long, Cam Pha and Uong Bi.

Last August, a historic torrential rainfall in the province claimed 17 lives and caused nearly 3 trillion VND (136.3 million USD) in damage.-VNA