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07/12/2022 - 10:08

Prolonged rain causes people in low-lying areas to travel by boat 

Heavy rains and regulation of hydroelectric reservoirs have flooded some low-lying areas. Residents in these areas had to turn to boats to travel more conveniently.

People in low-lying areas traveling by boat

People in low-lying areas traveling by boat

In the province these days, there has been moderate, heavy to very heavy rain. To ensure the safety of dams and downstream areas, Binh Dien and Huong Dien hydropower reservoirs have regulated water flow to control floods.

Many low-lying areas in Quang Dien district were recorded being flooded.

By the afternoon of December 6, in Xuan Tuy village (Quang Phu commune, Quang Dien district), the roads in the village were soaked in floodwater. The level of floodwater was from 0.2-0.6m. Flooding made it difficult for people to travel. Many people had to turn to boats to travel more conveniently.

To ensure safety as well as to be proactive in traveling, people had to bring motorbikes to high placesfor sheltering. 

“The heavy rain has caused many roads in the village to be flooded for several days. Being a low-lying area of Quang Phu commune, my village is flooded almost every year. In the flood season, local people bring their boats out to move around more easily,” said a resident in Xuan Tuy village.

Floodwater "poured" into locals’ gardens, causing vegetables to be flooded and putting them at risk of damage. On Bo River, many cage-farming households continued to move, reinforce and anchor the cages to avoid damage caused by rising floodwater.

The provincial Hydro-meteorological station warned that the rain in the province is likely to last until December 9th due to the additional cold air.

Some of the photos recorded by the reporters on June 12 are as follows:

As a low-lying area of Quang Dien district, Quang Phu commune being located in the lower part of the Bo River, which is always flooded whenever hydroelectric power plants release water

As a low-lying area of Quang Dien district, Quang Phu commune being located in the lower part of the Bo River, which is always flooded whenever hydroelectric power plants release water 

Xuan Tuy people traveling by boat

Xuan Tuy people traveling by boat

Many inter-village and commune roads in Quang Phu being filled with water

Many inter-village and commune roads in Quang Phu being filled with water

Local people travel by boat

Local people travel by boat

Floodwater rising to the edge of the notice board of Xuan Tuy Village

Floodwater rising to the edge of the notice board of Xuan Tuy Village

Every family in Quang Phu owning a boat for traveling in the flood season

Local residents picking up fish in cages dying from floodwater

Local residents picking up fish in cages dying from floodwater

Fish cages on Bo River near Tu Phu Bridge being reinforced

Fish cages on Bo River near Tu Phu Bridge being reinforced

Story and photos: HA NGUYEN - TU NGHIA

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