Vietnam Red Cross Society provides emergency assistance to flood-hit provinces

To help people in flooded areas overcome difficulties, the Vietnam Red Cross Society has just provided 600 emergency containers and 300,000 Aquatabs water purification tablets for families affected in the provinces: Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Quang Nam.

Rescue forces evacuate local residents from flood-prone areas to safe shelters. Source: VOV

Containers include blankets, mosquito net curtains, cooking equipment, and clean water containers. Each tablet of Aquatab can treat at least 10 liters of contaminated water.

On October 10, the Central Vietnam Red Cross have deployed to transport relief goods from the warehouse of Da Nang and Hanoi to promptly deliver it to the people of the central provinces.

Vietnam's central region has been hit by severe flooding after long periods of torrential rain have led to rising water levels, resulting in many homes of local people being left submerged.

On October 10, the Central Vietnam Red Cross have deployed to transport relief goods from the warehouse of Da Nang and Hanoi to promptly deliver it to the people of the central provinces. Source: Vietnam Red Cross Society

Four people have died whilst a further eight people have gone missing in the central and central highlands regions.

The deceased victims came from the districts of Hai Lang, Trieu Phong, and Ba To in the central province of Quang Tri, while the remaining victim was from the central highlands province of Gia Lai.

As of October 9, a further eight people remain missing, including six people from Quang Tri, an individual from Gia Lai province, and another from Thua Thien Hue province.

The administration of Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, and Quang Nam provinces has helped to evacuate 3,250 households, containing a total of 10,994 people, to safe areas.

Heavy rain leaves 25 villages throughout the communes of Minh Hoa, Bo Trach, Quang Ninh, and Le Thuy in Quang Binh province flooded. With floodwater rapidly rising, many roads are left engulfed in water, making them inaccessible for local people and emergency services.

Many roads throughout Quang Tri province have been left blocked due to the severe flooding.

With water levels rising at an alarming rate, citizens in Quang Tri province are forced to rapidly move their valuable possessions to secure places.

The central region is forecast to continue enduring heavy rain until October 13.

In a single day Quang Binh province endured rainfall of up to 338 mm. Due to many places being inundated with flood water, students have been requested to remain at home in an effort to ensure their safety.

Phuong Minh