Heavy downpours submerged multiple places in northern Vietnam on Monday morning, with Vinh Yen City in Vinh Phuc Province suffering the most serious flooding.
Rainfall ranging from 70 to 190 millimeters battered many provinces in the region early on Monday morning, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported.
In Vinh Yen City, Vinh Phu Province, a torrential rain resulted in severe inundation in various locations.
Such major streets as Nguyen Tat Thanh and Me Linh were flooded, leaving traffic paralyzed on many sections.
The situation posed countless difficulties for commuters, especially motorcyclists.
Many people had to push their motorbikes along the flooded roads after the vehicles broke down.
|The premises of a building are flooded in Vinh Yen City, Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam, May 23, 2022. Photo: Ha Dong / Tuoi Tre|
In Hanoi, serious flooding was recorded on Thang Long Avenue and Le Trong Tan Street, as well as at Bao Son Paradise Park and Gemek Apartment Complex.
At the intersection of Le Trong Tan Street and Thang Long Avenue, vehicles were unable to travel as the floodwater reached as high as 40 centimeters.
Members of the local drainage unit were mobilized to deal with the inundation, but the issue did not seem to be alleviated.
|A street is inundated in Hanoi, May 23, 2022. Photo: Thanh Chung / Tuoi Tre|
As more downpours were forecast to lash the capital city on Monday, such streets as Phan Boi Chau, Ly Thuong Kiet, Phung Hung, Nguyen Huu Huan, Duong Thanh, Nguyen Khuyen, Truong Chinh, and Nguyen Chi Thanh would also be susceptible to inundation.
According to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, rainfall of 70-200 millimeters will continue to dampen northern localities, as well as the north-central region on Tuesday.
In southern Vietnam and the Central Highlands, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast until May 29.
It will be more likely to rain in the evening.
|Serious flooding at the intersection of Le Trong Tan Street and Thang Long Avenue in Hanoi, May 23, 2022. Photo: Thanh Chung / Tuoi Tre|