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Prolonged downpour results in large-scale flooding in Vietnam’s Da Nang

Sunday, December 09, 2018, 11:07 GMT+7
Prolonged downpour results in large-scale flooding in Vietnam’s Da Nang
Automobiles are stuck along a flooded street in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on December 9, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Multiple areas in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang have been severely flooded due to a heavy downpour that started on early Sunday morning.

The inundation is believed to be the most serious over the past years.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, many streets in the downtown area were submerged.

At some locations along Trung Nu Vuong Street in Hai Chau District, rainwater was as high as one meter.

Residents living along other routes in Hai Chau District, namely Tong Phuoc Pho and Le Thanh Nghi, also struggled as their houses were flooded.

Tong Phuoc Pho Street in Hai Chau District is inundated on December 9, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Tong Phuoc Pho Street in Hai Chau District is inundated on December 9, 2018Photo: Tuoi Tre

Such serious inundation is unprecedented in these areas, locals stated, adding they did not have time to react as they were asleep.

“I could feel the water touching my back as I was sleeping. After getting out of bed, I realized rainwater had already reached my knees,” said Le Vu, who lives in a tenanted house on Trung Nu Vuong Street.

A similar situation also happened along many streets in Thanh Khe, Ngu Hanh Son, Cam Le, Son Tra, and Lien Chieu Districts. 

A house is flooded in Da Nang City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A house is flooded in Da Nang CityPhoto: Tuoi Tre

As of 9:00 am on the same day, torrential rain was still dampening the city.

The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting confirmed on Sunday that the downpour was the result of an enhanced cold front.

Rainfall between 300 and 400 millimeters was recorded in the central hub from 3:00 am to 7:00 am, the center elaborated, adding that it would continue raining in the next three to six hours.

A section along Trung Nu Vuong Street in Hai Chau District is seriously flooded. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A section along Trung Nu Vuong Street in Hai Chau District is seriously flooded. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Rainwater flows into a tenanted house in downtown Da Nang. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Rainwater flows into a tenanted house in downtown Da Nang. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A rescue truck carries a car that breaks down due to rainwater. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A rescue truck carries a car that breaks down due to rainwater. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An area in front of the Da Nang Railway Station is submerged. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An area in front of the Da Nang Railway Station is submerged. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vehicles travel along inundated Nguyen Huu Tho Street. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vehicles travel along inundated Nguyen Huu Tho Street. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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