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Hanoi (VNA) - Northern provinces are striving to recover from storm Dianmu, the third so far this year.

In the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, the provincial authorities established inspection groups and directed evacuating residents from areas prone to landslides and flooding.

Over 1,000ha of rice and vegetables were damaged while tens of heads of cattle were killed. The loss is estimated at nearly 30 billion VND (136,000 USD).

In Lao Cai, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Van Ban district Do Van Duy, who is also head of the local steering committee for disaster control and search and rescue, requested restoring construction works suffering minor damages.

As of 10:30am on August 20, road from Lao Cai to Sa Pa district opened to traffic.

In Bac Giang, 238 machines were used to pump water out of paddy fields.

Local dyke management units of Bac Giang city and Lang Giang, Yen Dung, Tan Yen, Luc Nam and Luc Ngan districts assigned staff to work on duty.

According to the Electricity of Vietnam, power supply in several areas of Lang Son, Quang Ninh and Bac Giang will be restored soon.

Storm Dianmu landed the mainland from the northern port city of Hai Phong to the northern province of Bac Ninh on August 19 and brought heavy rains to the northern and northern central regions.

It killed one in northern Son La province, left three in Hanoi injured and another one in northern Bac Giang province missing.

It triggered the collapse of 13 houses, unroofed 297 houses, and inundated 117 houses, and nearly 5,800ha of rice and vegetables.-VNA