The country's Central region has been battered by torrential downpours since last week, causing severe flooding and landslides. Many places in the region are experiencing the worst flood in decades. By October 13, the natural disaster claimed at least 29 lives and left dozens of others missing.
Over the past days, following an emergency dispatch from the Ministry of Public Security and the direction of the Mobile Police High Command, the Central Mobile Police Regiment has deployed hundreds of officers, soldiers and means to help local people dealing with the flood.
On October 12, 30 officers and two canoes were sent to Binh Duong commune, Thang Binh district, Quang Nam province to join with local forces in evacuating people and assets from flooded areas to safe places.
Another team has been dispatched to Thua Thien-Hue province's Phong Dien and Quang Dien district to transport food and other supplies to people isolated by the flooding. The mobile policemen have also been tasked to be ready for search and rescue missions upon request.
In Da Nang city, 100 officers are working hard to clean up roads, schools, office buildings, medical stations and residential houses in Hoa Phong commune, Hoa Vang district, helping locals to soon resume their normal daily life.
Lieutenant Colonel Thai Doan Bang, Commander of Central Mobile Police Regiment, said the unit has maintained the 24/24 duty regulation for all of its officers and soldiers, who will be ready to undertake natural disaster relief and search and rescue missions.