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Prolonged downpour submerges streets in Ho Chi Minh City

Prolonged downpour submerges streets in Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, June 03, 2022, 12:50 GMT+7
Prolonged downpour submerges streets in Ho Chi Minh City
A man pushes a broken-down motorbike on a flooded street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Streets across Ho Chi Minh City were heavily inundated following a prolonged downpour that started on Thursday afternoon and lingered until late in the evening.

Rainfall of 30-50 millimeters lashed southern Vietnamese localities on Thursday, according to the southern hydro-meteorological station.

In Ho Chi Minh City, many streets were flooded just 30 minutes into the downpour, UDI Maps, a flood warning application run by the city’s Urban Drainage Company, showed.

People commute on flooded To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

People commute on flooded To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Along a section of To Ngoc Van Street in Thu Duc City, motorbike wheels were nearly completely submerged.

As of 5:00 pm, many motorcyclists were still waiting on sidewalks for the flood to recede.

Traffic police officers were also mobilized to direct commuters to other routes.

Commutes push a broken-down motorbike on a flooded street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Commuters push a broken-down motorbike on a flooded street in Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

On Quoc Huong Street in Thu Duc City, rainwater reached as high as 20 centimeters, posing challenges for commuters.

A similar situation was also recorded on Ung Van Khiem Street, with water pouring into houses located on both sides of the road.

Traffic congestion on flooded Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion on flooded Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Rains in the region were forecast to dampen several localities on Friday morning and afternoon, and increase in intensity in the evening, the southern hydro-meteorological station reported.

The rain volume will gradually drop on Saturday and Sunday.

From June 7 to 11, southern Vietnam may enter a period of low rainfall, causing temperatures across the region to soar.

A woman and her child travel during a heavy downpour in Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A woman and her child travel during a heavy downpour in Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

People travel under heavy rains on Hoang Van Thu Street in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

People travel under heavy rains on Hoang Van Thu Street in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 2, 2022. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Quoc Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City on June 2, 2022. Photo: UDI Maps

Quoc Huong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City on June 2, 2022. Photo: UDI Maps

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