Proactively respond to storm Khanun (16:13 18/10/2017)

HNP - The Ha Noi Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has recently issued Public Telegraph 17/CD-BCH, requesting city’s agencies, sectors, People’s Committees of district and towns, irrigation, tree and drainage enterprises to proactively respond to storm Khanun and heavy rain (if any).

Accordingly, the units are requested to closely follow information of the storm, rain and flooding on mass media, and give warning as well as up-to-date information to the people; check critical places and works, especially the ones under construction, prepare forces, supplies and equipments according to the four on-site guideline to proactively respond to the rain and flood, protect works, property and people, and minimize damages caused by the rain and flood.

People’s Committees, Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue of the districts and towns affected by recent flood and rain, especially Chuong My, Ba Vi, Hoai Duc, Phu Xuyen, Quoc Oai and Me Linh are asked to take following actions:

- Mobilize forces, supplies and equipments, move people from dangerous, flooded and landslide areas; visit, and encourage affected families, provide necessities and arrange temporary accommodation for the people; handle incidents promptly, and protect dykes, lakes, dams, reservoirs, especially critical places; control, guide and support operation to increase traffic safety in landslide and seriously flooded areas; mobilize forces to help people fix their houses and clean up the environment; fix damaged works, especially health, education, traffic, irrigation and power supply works to ensure production and people’s life;

- Increase examination, check reservoirs and dams, and direct reservoir managing units to assign staff to supervise operation of the reservoirs; mobilize forces, supplies and equipments to respond to incidents, and prepare cultivars and breeds to recover agricultural production after flood.

Ha Noi Water Drainage One Member Limited Liability Company shall take measures for urban drainage, especially in urban districts. Irrigation companies operate canal system for drainage, and handle flooded places to protect people’s life and production.

Green Trees and Park One Member Limited Company shall mobilize forces to handle fallen trees due to rain and flood, minimize loss of lives and properties as well as effect on transport and people’s daily life.

Command of the Capital City and Ha Noi Police Department in cooperation with local government handle incidents, prepare forces and equipments for response, and ensure social order in the area. They shall also cooperate with Department of Transport to distribute traffic flow in case of flood, especially in urban districts, increase patrol on waterway routes, give warning and guidance, check and give safety guidance for the ports and moorings in order to ensure safety of the people and vehicles.

The Ha Noi Electricity Corporation  and relevant units promptly tackle problems with power system, recover the power supply soon for water drainage, flood prevention, production and people’s daily life.  

Based on their functions and missions, city’s authorities and sectors proactivley carry out plan to respond to incidents, assign staff on duty 24 hours, and report result to the Ha Noi Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

By Mai Phuong

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