Localities deal with consequences of Storm Noul hinh anh 1Fallen trees in Dong Ha city, Quang Tri province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Localities in the central province of Quang Tri are striving to deal with consequences of Storm Noul, the fifth in the East Sea this year.

Hai Lang is the hardest hit by the storm in Quang Tri, with roofs of 594 temporary houses in the locality blown off and two injured during the natural disaster.

After the storm, local youths joined villagers to clean up roads and support affected families. Leaders of the district People’s Committee also visited families that have suffered from losses caused by the storm.

Authorities in Ta Rut in commune, the mountainous district of Dakrong, have mobilised forces to search for a 28-year-old woman who was swept away by flooding. However, the victim has yet to be found.

According to the provincial Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue, the storm has blown off roofs of 901 houses in Quang Tri, mostly in Hai Lang, Dakrong and Huong Hoa districts, caused landslides in the Ho Chi Minh Highway and destroyed 20ha of crops.

Meanwhile, the storm has caused power outages in some areas in Dong Hoi city, the central province of Quang Binh, and isolated some hamlets in the mountainous communes of Dan Hoa and Trong Hoa in Minh Hoa district.

The People’s Committee of Minh Hoa district has promptly allocated 10 tonnes of rice to Trong Hoa and Thuong Hoa communes to help the isolated residents.

Ongoing heavy rains would inundate low-lying areas and routes in mountainous localities in Quang Binh.

The provincial People’s Committee has instructed districts and border guards to evacuate residents in dangerous areas and ensure safety at essential sites./.