LookAtVietnam – Torrential rains caused by a tropical low pressure system have flooded many parts of the central region, from Da Nang city to Binh Dinh province
Floodwaters are rising up. (Photo: VNA)
Heavy downpours caused water levels on the Huong River to rise, exceeding the third alarm level by 0.3m on September 4. A number of roads in Hue City including Ben Nghe, Hung Vuong, Vo Thi Sau, and Chu Van An and those surrounding the Hue Royal Citadel were inundated. Rising floodwaters disrupted traffic on inter-communal roads in Quang Dien and Phu Vang districts.
The flooding took a heavy toll on agricultural production and aquaculture as it prevented farmers from harvesting the summer-autumn rice crop and swept away fish breeding farms.
Lashing rains also affected the harvesting of the summer autumn rice crop in Quang Ninh and Le Thuy districts of Quang Binh province. If rain continues to pour down in the next few days, most of the rice crop area will be severely submerged, said local farmers.
Above-average rainfall of 100-200mm flooded many parts of Da Nang city and plunged traffic in Cam Le district into chaos. Traffic only returned to normal after 08.00 am on September 4 when floodwaters receded. Meanwhile, 200 households in Hoa Tho Dong and Hoa Phat communes were under 70cm of water. Overall, floodwaters are receding slowly and continuing to disrupt people’s daily routines.
According to the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre, at 07.00am on September 4, the tropical low pressure system was centred about 90km east of the central coast from Quang Ngai province to Da Nang city. It is forecast to move west and northwest at a speed of 3-5kph and directly affect central coastal provinces from Thua-Thien Hue to Quang Nam.