Post-disaster recovery boosted as Typhoon Nakri weakens into tropical depression

by NDO12 November 2019 Last updated at 08:00 AM

Workers of Phu Yen Power Company rebuild electricity poles downed by Storm Nakri in Dong Hoa District to restore power supply to customers. (Photo: NDO)
Workers of Phu Yen Power Company rebuild electricity poles downed by Storm Nakri in Dong Hoa District to restore power supply to customers. (Photo: NDO)

VTV.vn - Central localities are bracing for recovery activities after powerful Typhoon Nakri made landfall in the region on November 10, before weakening into a tropical depression.

According to the Vietnam National Disaster Management Authority, so far, no human losses have been reported due to direct effects from Nakri, the sixth storm in the East Sea this year. However, two people died from separated accidents while consolidating their houses against the storm. One was reported missing in Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province, as he was swept away by floods while travelling on November 11.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Management requires localities affected by Nakri to continue reviewing areas at risk of deep inundation, flash floods and landslides in order to evacuate people, while closely monitoring changes of rains and floods and operating reservoirs appropriately.

On Monday (Nov 11) afternoon, the Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC) said that it has instructed relevant units to complete the restoration of power supply for all customers suffering blackout due to Nakri. According to statistics, by 1:30 pm on Monday, EVNCPC re-supplied power to 216,552 out of the 302,556 customers affected by power outages.

In Phu Yen Province, the entire electrical system which had suffered troubles during the storm was completely fixed by Monday evening. Downpours from Nakri still inundate the DT642 road through Song Co Bridge (Dong Xuan District) under 1.5 m deep water, as well as blocking the DT465 route through Cam Bridge (Tuy An District).

Cua Dai coast eroded by strong waves during the circulation of Storm Nakri. (Photo: NDO/Quoc Viet)

Hoi An City’s authorities (Quang Nam Province) on November 11 informed that due to the impact of Typhoon Nakri, Cua Dai coast is suffering serious landslides due to strong waves. Authorities of the tourist attraction warned local restaurants do not operate during the storm’s circulation, while prohibiting tourists from visiting this area.

Khanh Hoa has more than 100 m of damaged canals, 40 m of rural roads were eroded with about 350 ha of rice and vegetables flooded, mainly in Van Ninh District and Ninh Hoa Town.

In Binh Dinh, 15.2 ha of fruit trees have been broken and 250 m of river and stream banks eroded.

From November 9 to 11, due to the impact of the typhoon, Dak Lak Province suffered from heavy rains, leading to localised flooding in the districts of Lak, M’Drak, Krong Pak, Krong Nang, Krong Ana and Krong Bong. The province has more than 350 houses flooded and hundreds of hectares of crops damaged by flooding.

Flood waters threaten houses in Lien Son Town, Lak District, Dak Lak Province. (Photo: NDO/Cong Ly)

According to the national weather service, the tropical depression that downgraded from Nakri continues to further weaken and gradually dissipate. However, heavy rains, flash floods and landslides in mountainous areas and floods in low-lying areas in the Central provinces remain a complicated issue.

Meanwhile, there is a cold spell moving fast from the north and soon affect some parts of Vietnam’s northern mountainous region on Tuesday morning, bringing showers and thunderstorms from the morning of November 14. Temperatures are forecast to plunge in the North from the following day.


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