Heavy rains caused by Wipha storm to trigger deadly flash floods : forecasters

The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center said that a tropical depression continued to bring heavy to heavy rainy waves and violent winds in the Northern and North- Central regions of Vietnam after turning from storm Wipha Saturday morning. 

At least two dead and 13 missing people were due to relentless flooding

At least two dead and 13 missing people were due to relentless flooding

Because of an influence of the tropical depression circulation, the Northern provinces and cities of Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Hung Yen, Hai Duong and Hanoi braced long- lasting heavy downpours during the nighttime. 

Powerful winds in combination with heavy downpours toppled trees and caused serious flooding many streets inside capital city of Hanoi, affecting to traffic problem.

Amid the current weather condition, the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center constantly issued warnings of flash flooding and landslide in the mountainous provinces of Son La, Hoa Binh, Nghe An and Thanh Hoa. 

On Saturday afternoon, the dangerous zone continued to move west- southwestward at a speed of 5-10 kilometers an hour. After that, it turned into a low- pressure zone in Thanh Hoa province. 

Risks of flash flooding and landslide following heavy rainfall are warned in the North- Central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Nghe An in the next several days. 

According to a report from the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, 17 hydropower reservoirs must discharge water to decrease the water level. 

At least two dead and 13 missing people were due to relentless flooding.

Currently, the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control sent working delegations to help the flood- hit localities to overcome consequences of the natural disaster. 


By staff writer – Translated by Huyen Huong

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