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18/10/2020 - 21:04

River floods forecasted to occur on 18th – 19th October

Due to heavy downpours in highlands, the amount of water flowing to reservoirs has dramatically increased. At 5 o’clock this afternoon, the water level at Kim Long, Phu Oc and Phong Binh Gauging Stations registered 3.47 meters, 4.62 meters and 3.16 meters respectively.

The water level of the Perfume River at 4 o’clock on the afternoon of 17th October

According to the Provincial Meteorological Station, due to the influence of cold air in combination with the tropical convergence strip running through the Central Region as well as the polar easterlies, there will be moderate, heavy to torrential rain on 18th – 19th October, with overall precipitation of 150-300 millimeters and of over 300 millimeters in some places.

From 18th to 19th October, there are high risks of river floods. The flood summit may reach approximately alert level 3. 

At 5 o’clock this afternoon, the water level at Kim Long, Phu Oc and Phong Binh Gauging Stations registered 3.47 meters, 4.62 meters and 3.16 meters respectively.

Currently, the amount of water flowing to the reservoirs is rising significantly. These reservoirs are continuingly operating in coping with floods.

While the flood water has not yet receded, the water level is rising again in low-lying areas of the districts of Quang Dien, Huong Tra, Phong Dien, and so on. Landslide and property damage also occurred in some places.

Together with evacuating people in critical areas to safe places, authorities and organizations at all levels are supporting residents in flooded areas with necessities.

Below are some images captured by Thua Thien Hue Online on the afternoon of 17th October

Flood water overflowing Nguyen Trai street at 4 o’clock this afternoon

Travel limit being imposed on some roads in low-lying areas in the city

Residents purchasing some devices such as hurricane lamps, power banks, etc., in preparation for power outages.

One route in Thuan An Town (Phu Vang District) is still available while others having been restricted.

Residential areas in Phong Binh Commune, Phong Dien District being deeply submerged. 

The flood water level being high at the Entrance to Thanh Phuoc Village, a low-lying area in Huong Phong Commune, Huong Tra Town. 

Checking practices at critical areas are maintained on a regular basis. The photo shows functional forces of Phu Mau Commune preparing supplies for households in flooded areas.

By TTH

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