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River water levels swell in Hue

HCMC – Downpours triggered by Tropical Storm Damrey have inundated many parts of Danang City and caused river water levels in Thua Thien-Hue Province to swell rapidly, threatening low-lying areas.

A Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper report said Hoang Van Thang, deputy minister of agriculture and rural development and deputy head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention-Control and Search-Rescue, on November 7 inspected Thuan An beach in Phu Vang District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Due to unpredictable weather, local authorities should continue regulating water levels at reservoirs and evacuate people from areas prone to flash floods and landslides, Thang said.

According to the Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Control, Search and Rescue of Thua Thien-Hue Province, water levels of Huong and Bo rivers have increased fast, nearly touching the third alarm level. Quang Dien, Phong Dien, Phu Vang, Phu Loc, Huong Tra and Huong Thuy districts, and Dong Da, To Huu and Ba Trieu streets in Hue City are still submerged under water.

Traffic remains congested on two 100-meter sections of Highway 49A connecting Hue City and Phu Vang District due to heavy flooding.

Meanwhile, thousands of homes in Danang City, which is hosting the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week this week, have been flooded.

Dang Phu Hanh, vice chairman of Hoa Vang District in Danang City, said on November 7 the district has suffered losses of trillions of Vietnam dong. The district is supporting local households to cope with the aftermath of the storm.

More than 10,400 homes in the district had been inundated by on November 7 and 300 families had been evacuated to safety.

According to the district’s office of agriculture and rural development, more than 90 hectares of crops and 23 tons of seafood have been destroyed, resulting in losses of over VND44 billion (US$1.93 million). In addition, 38 schools with 120 classrooms have been flooded.

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