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Downpour leaves streets in Vietnam’s highland city inundated

Downpour leaves streets in Vietnam’s highland city inundated

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 09:02 GMT+7
Downpour leaves streets in Vietnam’s highland city inundated
Two local women in Da Lat City, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, clean up their flooded house after a heavy rain on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre

Several streets in Da Lat City, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, were flooded after an around-one-hour rain on Friday afternoon, provoking concerns among local inhabitants.

Tran Quoc Toan Street in Ward 1, Phan Dinh Phung Street in Ward 2, and Mac Dinh Chi Street in Ward 4 were among the affected routes, with lots of fallen trees.

A section at the end of Phan Dinh Phung Street was badly hit, as local houses along this section were submerged under some 0.5-meter deep rainwater during the peak of the rain, the locals said.

A local man clears a drainage hole on flooded Phan Dinh Phung Street in Da Lat City, located in Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
A local man clears a drainage hole on flooded Phan Dinh Phung Street in Da Lat City, located in Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Thi Mung, whose house is located on Phan Dinh Phung Street, said the rainwater plus water overflowing from the nearby Cam Ly spring flowed into her house and kept rising.

The street has suffered flooding over the past two years.

Before undergoing repair, the street never experienced flooding regardless of prolonged heavy rains.

Nguyen Thi Mung, whose house is located on Phan Dinh Phung Street, cries when she is cleaning up her flooded house on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Nguyen Thi Mung, whose house is located on Phan Dinh Phung Street, cries when she is cleaning up her flooded house on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre

“My goods and household items were damaged just after a one-hour rain.

“I can’t imagine how this street would be like if it rains at night,” Mung said while she was crying and cleaning up her flooded house.

A section of Tran Quoc Toan Street skirting Cu Hill was also deluged by rainwater.

The partial flooding caused by heavy rains did not take a toll on tourism activities in Da Lat, a popular destination in the country, but it affected the daily life of the locals.

Phan Dinh Phung Street is heavily flooded after a heavy rain on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Phan Dinh Phung Street is heavily flooded after a heavy rain on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Cars are used to block a flooded street in Da Lat City to prevent motorbikes from entering the route and experiencing possible accidents. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Cars are used to block a flooded street in Da Lat City to prevent motorbikes from entering the route and experiencing possible accidents. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Staff members clean up a flooded eatery in order to offer their services after a heavy rain on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Staff members clean up a flooded eatery in order to offer their services after a heavy rain on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Rainwater accompanied by mud flows into a local house along Phan Dinh Phung Street. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Rainwater accompanied by mud flows into a local house along Phan Dinh Phung Street. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Another flooded section on Phan Dinh Phung Street. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Another flooded section on Phan Dinh Phung Street. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
A local woman cleans up her flooded house after a heavy rain on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
A local woman cleans up her flooded house after a heavy rain on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
The rain takes a toll on a furniture store. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
The rain takes a toll on a furniture store. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
A pine tree falls over the Y-shape bridge in Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat City, located in Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
A pine tree falls over the Y-shape bridge in Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat City, located in Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province on June 23, 2023. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Water from Xuan Huong Lake overflows a nearby street. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Water from Xuan Huong Lake overflows a nearby street. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Rainwater from a golf course in Cu Hill overflows Tran Quoc Toan Street before flowing into Xuan Huong Lake. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Rainwater from a golf course in Cu Hill overflows Tran Quoc Toan Street before flowing into Xuan Huong Lake. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Tran Quoc Toan Street skirting Cu Hill is inundated. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
Tran Quoc Toan Street skirting Cu Hill is inundated. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
A part in front of Da Lat Flower Garden is also flooded.  Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre
A part in front of Da Lat Flower Garden is also flooded. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre

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