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Public Security forces help local people in flooding

October, 12 2020
MPS - The Provincial Police Department of Quang Binh delivered nearly 1,000 boxes of relief goods to flooded areas in Le Thuy district in support of flood-hit local people.

Sn. Col. Nguyen Tien Nam, Director of the Quang Binh Provincial Police Department delivered the relief goods to victims.

Senior Colonel Nguyen Tien Nam, Director of the Quang Binh Provincial Police Department, led a delegation of the provincial police to arrive in Vinh Quang village (Son Thuy commune) home to 180 households with 720 residents isolated by the flood.

The delegation countered and overcame various difficulties on the way to the isolated village to deliver the relief goods, including instant noodles and drinking water, to the victims of flooding.

According to Senior Colonel Nguyen Tien Nam, all police officers and soldiers of the provincial police have been deployed to help local people overcome the aftermath of the dangerous weather condition.

In Thua Thien Hue province, police stations in many districts have taken measures to respond to the complicated weather situation.

Torrential rains prolonged for days flooding communes in low-lying areas of Phong Dien district. Local people could not travel out of the flooded area as many major roads were deep under water. The police station of Phong Dien coordinated with the local authorities and functional forces to actively implement flood response plans, tried their best to minimize damages caused by floods while seeking to protect the people's lives and property.

The police countered and overcame various difficulties on the way to the isolated village to deliver the relief goods.

Major Nguyen Quang Hai, Vice Head of the police station of Phong Dien, said 14 out of 16 communes of the district had been flooded, and many households were isolated.

Colonel Nguyen Thanh Tuan, Director of the Thua Thien Hue Provincial Police Department, checked flood response activities in several key areas. He directed local police forces to mobilize and support people to move to higher areas. The provincial police force was also active in conducting rescue and search activities, and regulated traffic flows on National Highway 1A.

In Quang Tri, the provincial police also deployed all local police officers and soldiers to promptly support, evacuate people affected by the flood.

Police officers were guarding at important places all day and night to ensure security and order, and protect the property of flood-escaping people. 

Senior Colonel Le Phuong Nam, Vice Director of the Quang Tri Provincial Police Department, said that 9 districts, a township and a city of the province had suffered double floods. Rescue activities in many residential areas faced various difficulties due to continuously-rising floods.

The provincial police in coordination with relevant forces have successfully rescued and evacuated some 6,700 households since October 7. Heavy rains and floods in Quang Tri have so far caused tow deaths and seven missing.

Rescue and search activities are underway in Quang Tri. 

by An Son
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