The Standing Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control informed that floodwater forced about 8,024 households with 26,407 people in the provinces from Quang Binh to Quang Nam to evacuate because torrential rains are forecast to continue in the coming days.
Domestic carriers of Vietnam yesterday announced changes for their flights schedule to and from the Central region, notably Quang Binh Province and Hue City due to torrential downpours and flash flood.
Massive carriers of Vietnam such as Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airway, Vietjet and Pacific Airlines released the announcement of delay and cancellation for their domestic flights from and to the Central and Central Highlands provinces and cities on September 18 due to the bad weather influenced by typhoon No.5.
According to the National Center for Hydro-meteorology Forecasting, this year’s fifth storm Noul is intensifying rapidly close to the Paracel Islands and able to make landfall in the Central region tomorrow.
The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center warned that the Central region would experience a long-lasting heatwave with a maximum temperature of up to 36 degrees Celsius in the next couple of days because of development and spread of a low-hot pressure zone.
Over-exploitation of sand in Vietnam’s Central region, especially by unauthorized parties, has been on the rise since demands for construction materials increase, causing serious erosion that threatens people’s farms, houses and even their lives.