Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang reported that the
recent hail storms, the biggest ever seen in the area, have caused total
losses of over 30 billion VND (1.42 million USD).

According to the provincial Steering Committee for Storm and Flood
Prevention and Control, as of 9pm on April 2, the storms that occurred
in early morning of March 27 and 31 injured four people, destroyed
several dozens of houses and damaged 1,250 others as well as thousands
of hectares of rice and food crops.

The hardest hit districts are Hoang Su Phin, Xin Man, Vi Xuyen, Bac Quang, Quang Binh, Dong Van and Meo Vac.

Hundreds of soldiers have been sent to the affected localities to help
locals, mostly from minority ethnic groups, rebuild their houses.

Families with damaged houses are provided with 3-5 million VND each to
buy roof tiles, while schools are repaired to ensure pupils can
continue their study.

The provincial People’s
Committee directed the districts to provide farmers with seeds and send
agricultural officials to guide locals in restoring their crops.

The local flood and storm control committee has been on duty around
the clock to timely handle arising problems and surmount storm
aftermaths, said Nguyen Duc Vinh, Head of the provincial Department of
Agriculture and Rural Development cum standing vice chairman of the
committee.-VNA

By vivian