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Central Vietnam braces for heavy flooding

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Torrential rains brought on by a tropical depression caused river floods in the central provinces from Thua Thien-Hue to Quang Ngai, leaving the Huong River tide exceeding flood warning level 3.

This morning, October 15, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting reported heavy rains across the central region, especially in provinces from Quang Binh to Quang Ngai.

From 7 p.m. yesterday to 7 a.m. today, many localities saw rainfall above 700 mm, especially the water level at the Bach Ma station located in Thua Thien-Hue, which reached 961 mm.

According to the agency, water levels in many rivers rose rapidly to flood warning levels 2 and 3 and would remain high in the next 12-24 hours.

Meanwhile, heavy rain and flooding would continue in urban, low-lying and riverside areas in Thua Thien-Hue, Danang and Quang Nam.

From today to October 17, the upstream and downstream areas of Quang Binh and Quang Tri may see deluges ranging from 4 to 7 meters and 1.5 to 4 meters, respectively.

Meanwhile, flash floods and landslides in the midland and mountainous areas were likely to occur in localities from Quang Binh to Quang Nam.

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