Two working groups formed to cope with flooding in central region hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control’s permanent board and the Sub-Department of Disaster Prevention and Control for the central region will establish two working groups to aid flood recovery in the central localities.

The agreement was made during a teleconference on November 2, chaired by Tran Quang Hoai, Deputy Director of the General Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and permanent member of the steering committee.

Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces were asked to evacuate residents to safe ground and provide them with daily necessities.

Other localities must continue to keep track of the situation to devise precautionary measures.

As of 5pm on November 1, flooding left one missing, five injured, destroyed 96 houses and submerged more than 20,400 others.

In Quang Binh, 35 schools and six medical facilities were flooded.

According to the Irrigation Management Department, water reservoirs in the north, central and south reached 50-90 percent of designed capacity as of November 1.

On 6am the same day, two reservoirs in the central region and eight others in the Central Highlands flushed water out, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade.-VNA