Torrential rains wreak havoc on Quang Nam hinh anh 1Many local houses have been inundated by floodwater (Photo: VNA)
Quang Nam (VNA) – Torrential rains from December 9-12 took the lives of four people and caused economic damage of 126 billion VND in the central province of Quang Nam, the provincial National Disaster Prevention and Control and Search and Rescue office reported on December 14.

Under an average rainfall of 421.61 mm, 17,600 households in Tam Ky city, Phu Ninh and Thang Binh districts had their houses inundated, with 5,991 left their homes to move to safer places.

Some 93 ha of paddy rice were ruined, 976 ha of cash crops submerged, 1.1 km of embankments eroded, 25 irrigation dams damaged, and 300 ha of shrimp farms affected, it said.

Social and political organizations and local people are taking activities to assist rebuilding efforts of the people living in affected areas.-VNA