In response to the proposal from the Department of Construction, the People's Committee of Binh Dinh Province has allocated VND45 billion to mitigate flooding in the Ghenh Rang urban area of Quy Nhon City.
After a heavy rain lasting from the night of November 19 to November 20, thousands of houses in Ghenh Rang Ward in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, were submerged in water. Many places were flooded from 1m to nearly 2m under the water. Local authorities have asked for assistance from the police, army, border guards, and militia to support people in flooded areas.
According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the Central, South Central regions, and the Central Highlands will have isolated showers and thunderstorms, with heavy rain in some places with a rainfall of 20-40mm and over 70mm in some places on the night of November 13 and the day of November 14.
According to the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, by the end of September 29, two people died, one went missing due to heavy rains and floods in the aftermath of typhoon Noru in the Central region of Vietnam. In addition, 62 were injured, and thousands of houses and thousands of hectares of agricultural land were damaged.
Many roads in Dak Glei District were eroded by Storm Noru, causing many residential areas to be isolated. Currently, two communes with more than 4,000 people are still unreachable due to road landslides.
The People's Committee of Dak Lak Province, on August 10, said that it had recently issued a document requesting departments and localities to proactively respond to large-scale heavy rains occurring in the province.
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting said that spells of thundery showers and prolonged downpours swept through the Northern region, the North-Central provines of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An, the Central Highlands and Southern regions from last night throughout this morning.
The weather in Vietnam and well as in other places in the world has become more unpredictable and extreme due to climate change. Centers for Hydrometeorological Forecasting have forecast increasing rainfall, flooding, and storms in the country until the end of this year.
An unusual rain returned to Hanoi on the afternoon of May 29, causing many places to be flooded severely. After many hours, rainwater still has not drained quickly enough yet, making people stuck on their way home.
Thousands of houses had been flooded and many embankments, traffic roads had been broken after the prolonged spell of heavy and persistent downpours in the Central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Thua Thien-Hue from November 28 through November 29.
Although the rainfalls in the Central region yesterday tended to reduce and floodwater level on rivers also dropped down under alert level 2, the downpour-triggered flood brought landslides in the mountainous districts, isolated over 10,000 houses and much of the road network break.
At least three people have been initially killed and five are missing in the Central provinces of Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Ninh and Thua Thien - Hue after torrential rainfall-induced landslides and flooding in recent days.
At a conference yesterday to implement measures against storm Lionrock as well as preparedness for the forthcoming eighth storm named Kompasu, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh required localities not to be subjective with flooding, downpours, landslides following storms or tropical depressions, urgently give instructions of well-secured anchorage to vessels and boats before the systems may bear down.