The Northern and North-Central regions are experiencing worse weather conditions with prolonged downpours and flooding. Currently, many people have been isolated by floodwater and many places are at risk of landslides.
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.
This year’s flood peak in the upstream Mekong River is able to reach levels 1-2 while floodwater at the downstream station of Mekong Delta could be at alert levels 2-3 at the end of September or the beginning of October.
Along with the floodwater, the huge quantum of red sand was massively overflowed of Huynh Thuc Khang Street leading to the Mui Ne national tourist site after a torrential downpour last night which caused serious traffic congestion, buried vehicles and damaged properties.
After making landfall in Central coastal provinces between Binh Dinh and Ninh Thuan this monring, Storm Etau has started devastating houses, uprooting trees, triggering heavy rain and flooding in many places.
Flood death toll rose to eight and 44 others were injured as storm Linfa and Nangka dumped prolonged torrential downpours in the Central province of Quang Binh, according to the Provincial Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue.
The Provincial Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control informed that flooding has worsened in the Central province of Quang Binh over last week when prolonged torrential downpours have caused waist-deep floods in the most parts of districts and Dong Hoi City.
According to a report of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, at least 63 victims in Vietnam’s central provinces were washed away by floodwater following prolonged torrential downpours by the morning of October 16.
A long- lasting heavy rains suddenly drenched provinces and cities from Nghe An to Phu Yen with an average rainfall of 100- 150 mm on December 7-9, according to the latest weather news from the mid- central region’s hydrology meteorology forecast center.
Floodwater in the lower reaches of Mekong and Saigon rivers will continue rising because of high tide, expected to reach its highest level on October 10 and 11, said National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.
The National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting said The Mekong Delta’s floodwater is forecast to rise in the next three days and then reduce until September 20; on September 25 the water level is expected to rise quickly to peak at 4.2m.