#Floods #submerge #thousands of #homes in #Central #Vietnam

Mother Nature is unleashed in 2022. Several countries are suffering the effects of storms and their residents are experiencing the aftermath of floods. The following article reports images of recent flooding in central Vietnam, a region where flooding and landslides continue. I’m really sad this morning to post this… in the hope that these people get #help. If you know any effective channels of charity organisations…let us know … Your Editor .

Thousands of houses in Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces have been left inundated, prompting locals to commute by boat Tuesday. 

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

More than 1,500 houses in Tam Ky Town of Quang Nam are submerged in 20-100 centimeters of floodwaters on Tuesday morning. 

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

The flood measuring column in Tam Ky’s Phuoc Hoa Ward, an hour south of tourist town Hoi An, recorded the water level at nearly 1.8 meters at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

The entire central region has been battered by floods triggered by heavy rains since last Sunday.

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), from 1:00 p.m. Monday to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Quang Nam had received 437 millimeters of rain while Quang Ngai got 380 millimeters.

The rains have been caused by a combination of the northeast monsoon and a cold spell from the north.

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

Residents in Phuoc Hoa Ward use a boat to run errands as streets are half a meter under water. 

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

Huong in Phuoc Hoa Ward wades through a flooded street to buy food.

According to the ward’s survey, 65% of its 420 houses are 0.5 meters under water.

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Bich Loi has breakfast in her flooded house in Phuoc Hoa Ward.

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

Huynh Tam, 54, rows a boat inside his house in Phuoc Hoa Ward.

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

A family in Phuoc Hoa Ward uses scaffolding to keep their poultry dry.

Traffic police instruct commuters to turn around as they block a flooded section of National Highway 1 in Quang Nam on Tuesday morning.

The floods paralyzed a 200-meter section that runs through Phu Ninh and Thang Binh districts of Quang Nam, with the most flooded area half a meter under water. 

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

Floodwaters in Nghia Hanh District of Quang Ngai Province on Tuesday morning.

The province has evacuated more than 1,000 families in the districts of Nghia Hanh and Binh Son and Duc Pho Town from areas at risk of flash floods and landslides.

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

A flooded street in Cho Chua Town of Nghia Thanh District.

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

Nguyen Tap in Cho Chua Town uses planks to shield the facade of his house from floodwaters.

“Vehicles sometimes run too fast, sending waves of floodwaters into my home,” he said.

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

Heavy rains and floods caused a landslide at the Ka Tinh hydropower plant in Tra Bong District at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, leaving a worker missing.

By Tuesday morning, it has been confirmed that one person has died and two are missing, including the dam worker, due to the floods. The dead victim is a 37-year-old woman swept away by floodwaters in Nui Thanh District of Quang Nam.

Floods submerge thousands of homes in central Vietnam

A group of teachers are isolated from their school in Dakrong District of Quang Tri Province due to floodwaters on Tuesday morning.

The NCHMF said in a statement released at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday that in the next six hours, the central region will receive rain from 20-70 millimeters and more than 100 millimeters in some places.

By Dac Thanh, Pham Linh for E.VnExpress.net

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