HANOI (Bernama) – Heavy rain and cyclones brought by typhoon Kalmaegi in various northern localities in the past two days have left thousands of hectares of rice fields flooded and damaged aquaculture farms, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
In Quang Ninh province, nearly 5,000 hectares of rice fields were flooded and five houses lost their roofs while many areas were flooded in Nam Dinh province.
The Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) said the typhoon had severely damaged the local power transmission network, cutting off power supply to 289,726 clients in provinces of Quang Ninh, Lang Son and Bac Giang.
More than 55,000 residents in Hai Phong city and Thai Binh, Nam Dinh and Quang Ninh provinces were evacuated from storm affected areas.
After crossing into the northwestern mountainous provinces by 7am on Wednesday, the storm weakened to wind speeds of less than 39km/h. The Central Meteorology Hydrology Forecast Centre warned localities to remain alert due to the storm’s potential to cause flash floods and landslides in northern mountainous and midland areas in the next few days.