Heavy rainfall causes damage across northern region

A tropical low pressure zone, combined with southeasterly winds, brought in widespread rainfall and scattered thunderstorms across the northern region on Saturday, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.

A traffic policeman guides traffic at a crossroad during a heavy downpour in Hanoi in June (File photo: VNA)

Rainy and wet weather will be more widespread by Sunday in the region, especially in the northeastern parts, where torrential rain and a cyclone are forecast.

Rain will continue to linger in the northern region until Monday but will slowly begin to abate.

Strong southwesterly winds operating in mid and southern parts of the East Sea including Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and the waters off Ninh Thuan to Ca Mau Provinces, are generating winds below 39 kilometers an hour causing the sea to remain very rough.

In related news, the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang experienced torrential rainfall and a cyclone that collapsed a number of houses and blew roofs of several others in various localities in the last two days.
Coastal areas of Vinh ChauTown saw a total of 186 houses that collapsed or were rendered roofless, causing damages around VND1 billion (US$48,000).

Heavy rainfall in Tran De District collapsed 35 houses and preliminary losses are estimated at around VND250 million.

Local authorities have assisted each household with a collapsed house with VND1 million and those who lost their roofs with VND500,000.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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