Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh have proposed using a helicopter to help people in local flood-hit areas.
The province held an urgent meeting on Wednesday on flood victim rescue.
At the event, local authorities instructed to mobilise all local military and security force rescue boats from Dong Hoi City and the districts of Bo Trach, Ba Don and Quang Trach to assist people affected by the flooding in Quang Ninh and Le Thuy districts.
Quang Binh has asked the neighbouring province of Quang Tri to use three rescue boats for support. The province is also seeking the Ministry of Defence to provide medicines and food for people in Quang Ninh and Le Thuy districts.
Quang Binh has recommended the supply of around 7,000 boxes of instant noodles, six tonnes of food ration and drinking water for Quang Ninh and Le Thuy districts.
On October 21, many vehicles transporting necessities were sent to the two districts. However, according to Mai Van Minh, director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the rescue force has not yet got access to people in severely-flooded areas.
Quang Binh Party Secretary Vu Dai Thang for Quang Ninh and Le Thuy districts.
This article was originally published in Dtinews