Provinces and cities nationwide are forecast to brace for torrential downpours and thunderstorms while heat waves are predicted to continue lingering from now to the end of April amid the ongoing seasonal change.
Depression has already occurred in many places in the coastal provinces of Ca Mau and Kien Giang in the Mekong Delta during the severe drought season this year, it is forecast that depression and landslide will continue spreading in the upcoming rainy season.
Flooding was seen everywhere in Ho Chi Minh City after the downpours yesterday, city dwellers worried that inundation would get worse during this year’s rainy season as the VND10 trillion (US$438.5 million) project on flood management measures has been halted indefinitely to wait for completion of related paper formalities.
People fretted about complex dengue fever development and some of them treat by intravenous solutions and take medication to relieve fever; consequently, they suffer serious complications such as convulsion fits, kidney failure and even death.
As heavy rains and floods affect the country in July, in its document yesterday, the Department of Preventive Medicine asked directors of departments of heal nationwide to strengthen disease prevention.