Tropical depression weakens on East Sea

The tropical low pressure depression on the East Sea is now moving west towards the mainland and gradually weakening into a low pressure zone, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.

People bailing out water from their houses in HCMC (File Photo: SGGP)

On November 15, the storm skirted the coastline from Ba Ria-Vung Tau to Ca Mau Provinces and brought widespread heavy rainfall and strong winds to the south-central and southern regions.

Rainfall of 16.5mm occurred in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, where high tide levels measured 1.61 meters. The province has evacuated 100 households with more than 500 elderly people and children to safer locations.

The tropical depression also heightened the high tide to flood several streets and residential areas in Districts 2, 7, 8, Thu Duc and Binh Thanh in Ho Chi Minh City.

Floodwaters overflowed canals to run into houses in Ward 22 in Binh Thanh District and Hiep Binh Chanh Ward in Thu Duc District. Residents had to block the inflowing tide water with sand bags and constantly bail out water with buckets.

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By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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