Vietnam Fatherland Front offers aid to storm victims hinh anh 1Storm Damrey causes flood in the south central province of Phu Yen (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Standing Board of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee on November 5 decided to allocate 3 billion VND (132,000 USD) to south central and Central Highlands provinces which were just hit by storm Damrey.

Khanh Hoa province will receive 1 billion VND (44,000 USD) while Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Dak Lak and Quang Ngai provinces receive 500 million VND (22,000 USD) each.

The funds will be used to provide relief aid for families of the deceased, missing and injured and those whose houses collapsed or were swept away.

Storm Damrey has wreaked havoc in the south central and Central Highlands provinces of Vietnam, killing 27 people and leaving 22 others missing by 8:00am on November 5, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

[Storm Damrey leaves 27 dead, 22 missing]

The storm pulled down 626 houses, unroofed and damaged 39,704 houses in the region, mostly in Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, and Dak Lak province.

As many as 4,425 hectares of rice were inundated and 25,212 hectares of crops were ruined. Up to 228 fishing vessels have been sunk while nearly 1,500 fishing farms were damaged in Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa.-VNA