A collapsed house in Tram Tau town, Trạm Tau district, Yen Bai province
The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai reported two deaths while
Son La, Lao Cai, Hoa Binh, Bac Giang, and Nghe An each had one dead
Two people from Bac Giang and Lao Cai are still missing. Eight people in Hanoi, Yen Bai, Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho were injured.
The storm, the third entering the East Sea so far this year, triggered
the collapse of 44 houses, unroofed 651 houses, and inundated 1,511
houses. Nearly 2,000 cattle and poultry were killed, over 10,000
hectares of rice and vegetables were damaged entirely or partly and
hundreds of trees were uprooted.
Fourteen bridges across the hit provinces broke down. Thousands of
roads, canals and dams were submerged and damaged. Blackouts occurred in
a number of areas due to fallen power columns and damaged transmission
On August 20 morning, Minister-Head of the Central Steering Committee on
Disaster Prevention and Control Nguyen Xuan Cuong chaired a meeting
reviewing storm response and post-storm recovery.
On-site missions were deployed across the affected localities to assess
and timely address the consequences of the storm and post-storm flash
Power supply has been restored in most areas in the 11 storm-hit
provinces and cities of Lang Son, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, Hoa Binh,
Hanoi, Ha Nam, Vinh Phuc, Son La, Hung Yen, Hai Duong and Yen Bai.
Local authorities are having pumping machines run around the clock to
pump water from paddy fields, while residents are repairing damaged
houses, roads and cleaning up living environment.
Communication work continues to be enhanced to raise public awareness,
and officials are drawing lessons to improve preparedness for natural
Storm Dianmu landed in the mainland from the northern port city of Hai
Phong to the northern province of Bac Ninh on August 19 and brought
strong wind and heavy rains to the northern and northern central