Tropical Storm Jebi kills three in Hoa Binh province

Sunday, 2013-08-04 22:07:35
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Three are dead in Hoa Binh and four others were injured in Quang Ninh and Bac Giang after Tropical Storm Jebi swept through these northern provinces. 

The storm also battered hundreds of houses, submerged thousands of hectares of rice and vegetable crops and damaged major infrastructural facilities in these and other northern localities.

According to the Offices of the Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the National Committee on Search and Rescue, the storm caused economic damage of around VND10 billion in Quang Ninh province.

In Hoa Binh province, torrential rains that came after Jebi submerged around 500 houses in Hoa Binh city.

In Bac Giang province, 1,500 hectares of rice and vegetables were inundated, and 10 metres of Duong Duc embankment, Lang Giang district were broken.

Bac Ninh province reported damage of 745 hectares of subsidiary crops, while Lang Son province said 105 houses had destroyed roofs.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecast, water levels on the rivers in the north are rising strongly, which would come together with floods.

The Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control has asked northern and midland provinces to monitor changing weather patterns to take prompt prevention measures.