HCMC – The southern weather center has forecast that the central region, HCMC and neighboring provinces may face flooding from October 25 to 27.
The center warned of flooding in riverside areas in the central provinces from Quang Binh to Quang Nam, with water levels ranging from 3-5 meters upstream to 1-3 meters in downstream areas.
Meanwhile, water levels in downstream areas along Saigon and Dong Nai rivers are expected to swell to level 2, the news site Congthuong.vn reported, citing data from the center.
At the Phu An and Nha Be stations, flood tides may rise to 1.65 meters or even reach flood warning level 3, while floods at Thu Dau Mot station may surpass the flood warning level 3, at 1.75 meters.
Coastal provinces of the southeastern region, including HCMC, may see deluges in low-lying and riverside areas and areas without embankments.
Rainfall of 100-200 mm is expected to spread across the central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Ngai, with heavy rains at 300 mm in some places, the news site Nhandan.vn reported, citing data from the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
In response to the upcoming floods, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control suggested that provincial and municipal governments closely monitor weather forecasts and promptly update residents about bad weather.
Localities were also asked to evacuate households in high-risk areas to safety.