Torrential rain drenches central region in aftermath of typhoon Usagi

Central provinces from Thua Thien-Hue to Phu Yen continue seeing medium to heavy rainfall in the aftermath of typhoon Usagi, which has degraded into a low pressure zone after making landfall in southern Vietnam on November 25, reported National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.
National Highway 1A  was under floodwater in Tuy An district, Phu Yen province on November 26 (Photo: SGGP)
National Highway 1A was under floodwater in Tuy An district, Phu Yen province on November 26 (Photo: SGGP)
From now until November 28, rivers from Quang Tri to Khanh Hoa provinces will see a flood. Mountainous areas have been warned of landslide while low lying area should watch out flooding in Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen province.
Estimating typhoon Usagi, Mr. Tran Quang Hoai, head of General Department for Natural Disaster Prevention and Fighting, said that the storm moved slowly and weakened when making landfall in the mainland of Vietnam, so the country has not suffered much damage.
Local authorities have been asked to watch out heavy rain triggered landslide in the aftermath of the typhoon and remove residents from dangerous area in a timely manner.
According to Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper record, heavy rain unleashed floodwater from river upper reaches to flood hundreds of houses in the lowlands in Phu Yen province on November 25-26. Floodwater also eroded roads and cut off National Highway 1A.
Many areas in the neighboring province of Khanh Hoa have still been stranded because of severe landslide. In Cam Ranh city, 300 households together with hundreds of visitors have been segregated in tourist sites in Binh Lap peninsula because the only road approach road has been damaged.
Binh Thuan province reported 362 houses roofless and flooded in Ham Thuan Bac and Bac Binh districts. Over 3,000 hectares of crops, mainly dragon fruit, have been inundated. Heavy rain in combination with high tide also sank and wrecked about 60 fishing boat in Ham Tien ward, Phan Thiet city. Traffic in many roads has been badly congested.
Heavy rains have flooded over 70 hectares of vegetables in Don Duong district, Lam Dong province and swollen Da Nhim river. Duc Trong district have four bridges and 37 houses under floodwater.
Ba Ria-Vung Tau province reports no human loss in the typhoon, which blew away 50 house roofs and sank six boats. Four houses and three classes caught fire because of electric burnout. Vung Tau city saw over 100 trees uprooted or broken.

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