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Storm Conson unleashes torrential rains, triggers flooding in central Vietnam

Storm Conson unleashes torrential rains, triggers flooding in central Vietnam

Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12:59 GMT+7
Storm Conson unleashes torrential rains, triggers flooding in central Vietnam
A neighborhood is seriously flooded in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, September 12, 2021. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

The circulation of Tropical Storm Conson, the fifth to hit Vietnam this year, has caused heavy downpours and triggered serious inundation in multiple central localities.

In Da Nang City, rainfall was measured at 200-300 millimeters on Saturday, with the heaviest rains recorded in downtown areas.

The downpours resulted in flooding in several residential areas, according to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters.

In Quang Nam Province, inundation was the most serious in Tam Ky City as the locality had been lashed by rains since Friday.

Many houses and streets have been submerged, Bui Xuan Anh, chairman of the Tam Ky People’s Committee, stated, adding that residents in affected neighborhoods have been brought to a safe location.

Provincial authorities have allowed all students to stay home from Saturday and evacuated thousands of people in mountainous areas as the weather pattern poses high risk of flash floods and landslides.

A house is submerged in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, September 12, 2021. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

A house is submerged in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, September 12, 2021. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

In Quang Ngai Province, authorities have evacuated residents in low-lying areas and regions at high risk of landslides.

They have also helped local farmers harvest their crops and rice paddy as flooding was expected to occur in most fields throughout the province.

Nham Xuan Sy, director of provincial hydro-meteorological station, said that the storm has unleashed the highest volume of rain in the province since the beginning of this year.

As of Sunday morning, average precipitation in Quang Ngai was recorded at 350 to 650 millimeters.

Sy added that such heavy downpours might recur in the province during this year’s stormy season.

A resident stands inside her flooded house in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, September 12, 2021. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

A resident stands inside her flooded house in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, September 12, 2021. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

In Thua Thien - Hue Province, competent authorities had evacuated about 17,000 people by Saturday night.

Local residents were advised to stay home from 2:00 pm the same day.

As of 6:00 am on Sunday, Storm Conson had weakened into a tropical depression, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

A neighborhood is seriously flooded in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, September 12, 2021. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

A neighborhood is seriously flooded in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, September 12, 2021. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

It was located in the maritime area off the localities between Da Nang City and Binh Dinh Province, with winds at 50-60km per hour.

Despite the downgrading, heavy rains are forecast to linger until the rest of the day from Thua Thien - Hue to Quang Ngai.

From September 12 to 14, downpours will batter the provinces between Quang Binh and Thanh Hoa.

A house is submerged in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, September 12, 2021. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

A house is submerged in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, September 12, 2021. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

A motorcyclist travel on a flooded street in Da Nang City, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A motorcyclist travels on a flooded street in Da Nang City, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

People travel on a flooded street in Da Nang City, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

People travel on a flooded street in Da Nang City, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

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