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Residents of central Vietnamese province brave 4th flood in 8 days

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:50 GMT+7
Residents of central Vietnamese province brave 4th flood in 8 days
A villager in Son Tung Village, Phong Hien Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province makes a sound to call on people to come to receive instant noodles from donors on October 16, 2020. This sound is also used to alert local people to rising floodwater. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local people in the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue on Friday suffered the fourth flood within only eight days due to torrential downpours.

It rained heavily over a large area in Thua Thien-Hue on Friday. 

Rising water on Huong, O Lau and Bo Rivers submerged many streets connecting villages and communes in Quang Dien and Phong Dien Districts, notably from the late afternoon.

Police officers had to erect barriers to block several streets in Quang An, Quang Phuoc, and Quang Thanh Communes in Quang Dien District, and Phong Binh and Phong Chuong Communes in Phong Dien District.

On Friday evening, people in Phong Dien’s Phong Chuong, Phong Hoa, and Phong Binh Communes had to be evacuated.

Meanwhile, local residents in Phong Hien and Phong An Communes in the same district queued to hoard food and supplies.

“I hope that this flooding will not be too serious as we’ve already suffered from the previous ones," said Le Thi My, a local woman in Phong Hien Commune. 

"Furniture and rice are all wet.

"Every house was damaged, books and clothes were also wet.”

Below are photos of people in Thua Thien-Hue preparing for flooding on Friday.

A man carries a boat on his shoulder on the way home before flooding in Thua Thien-Hue Province, October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A man carries a boat on his shoulder on the way home before flooding in Thua Thien-Hue Province, October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Farmed pigs are moved to higher places as flood water rises in Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Farmed pigs are moved to higher places as floodwater rises in Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A woman buys food at a grocery store in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A woman buys food at a grocery store in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People in Son Tung Village, Phong Hien Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province receive instant noodles from donors before flooding on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People in Son Tung Village, Phong Hien Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province receive instant noodles from donors before flooding on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A family stand in front of their house in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

A family stand in front of their house in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong ties his boat to a pole in front of his house in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong ties his boat to a pole in front of his house in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong commutes on a boat in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong commutes on a boat in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong commutes on a boat in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Local man Truong Dinh Cuong commutes on a boat in flooded Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People buy food and supplies at a grocery store in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

People buy food and supplies at a grocery store in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province on October 16, 2020. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

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