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Residents cope with serious overnight flooding in north-central Vietnamese province

Residents cope with serious overnight flooding in north-central Vietnamese province

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 11:18 GMT+7
Residents cope with serious overnight flooding in north-central Vietnamese province
Heavy rains batter Vinh City, Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Doan Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Residents in Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam spent Wednesday night attempting to mitigate flood damage from torrential rains triggered by Typhoon Noru.

Heavy downpours battered many areas of Nghe An Province on Wednesday night, including Vinh City, Cua Lo Town, Yen Thanh District, Hoang Mai District, and Quynh Luu District.

As of 11:30 pm on Wednesday night, torrential rain was battering Vinh City, with streets such as Hong Bang, Dinh Cong Trang, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, and Le Duan submerged under up to 0.5 meters of rainwater.

People reinforce an embankment in Quynh Luu District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Dung Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

People reinforce an embankment in Quynh Luu District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Dung Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

In many communes in Yen Thanh District, the water levels of local rivers rose rapidly, causing floodwaters to pour into houses along their banks.

Local residents had to stay up late into the night attempting to protect their property.

In Quynh Tam Commune, Quynh Luu District, officials, military officers, and residents joined hands to reinforce several sections of an embankment.

A heavily inundated street in Vinh City, Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Linh Be / Tuoi Tre

A heavily inundated street in Vinh City, Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Linh Be / Tuoi Tre

Typhoon Noru made landfall between Da Nang City and Quang Nam Province at around 3:30 am on Wednesday, unleashing winds of 103-133km per hour, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

It was considered one of the strongest storms to hit Vietnam in the past 20 years.

Noru weakened into a tropical depression following its landfall, but its circulation was forecast to result in heavy rains for several days.

People walk along a flooded street in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: N.Thang / Tuoi Tre

People walk along a flooded street in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: N.Thang / Tuoi Tre

A flooded house in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Dung Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

A flooded house in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Dung Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

Residents elevate bags of rice to prevent damage in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Dung Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

Residents elevate bags of rice to prevent damage in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Dung Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

A flooded house in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Dung Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

A flooded house in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2022. Photo: Dung Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

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