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Non-stop rain throughout Vietnam results in significant impacts

The non-stop rain in the last few days throughout Vietnam, especially in the Northern area has resulted in serious impacts on the daily life of thousands of people and the agricultural sector.

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, on August 3rd, 2023, the North and the area from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh, the Central Highlands and the Southeast region will have moderate rain to heavy rain, with the common rainfall from 20-50mm, at some places over 100mm (the time of rain is concentrated in the afternoon and at night). From August 4th, the heavy rain in the North, North Central, Central Highlands and Southeast regions tends to decrease gradually. Large-scale thunderstorms and local heavy rains in the Northern mountainous region are likely to last about 3-4 days. The level of natural disaster risk due to heavy rain, whirlwind, lightning, and hail is at level 1.

Regarding the reason for the prolonged heavy rain forecast in the North, the meteorological agency said that due to the appearance of a low pressure trench on the afternoon of August 2nd. This low pressure trough continues with the widespread rain taking place in the North, so the rain will last until August 8th. Thus, it can be understood that this is a new rain that follows the old rain, not a rain that lasts longer than forecast.

Serious impacts recorded

This summer-autumn rice crop, Bac Lieu province sowed more than 58,000 hectares, however, heavy rains for many days have caused more than 1,000 hectares of ripe rice to fall, and the damage rate is 30-50%. More than 31,000 hectares of late summer-autumn rice were flooded with water nearly to the neck of cotton, and this rice area is forecasted to continue to fall in the coming days when the water in the field lowers.

Rice field in Bay Lieu is heavily affected (photo: VOV)

Heavy rains have continued for the past few days, causing many areas in Gia Nghia City (Dak Nong) to be heavily flooded. Some routes are divided locally, making it very difficult for transportation. From the night of 30 to the morning of July 31st, heavy rain continuously occurred in Dak Nong (especially in Gia Nghia city area), causing many houses and properties of people to be heavily flooded. According to the forecast of the hydrometeorological agency, heavy rain in Dak Nong will continue to occur on July 31 and the following days.

Photo: LP

In 2 days (August 2nd and 3rd), in Dien Bien province, heavy rain occurred for a long time, damaging many houses, traffic works, irrigation and crops. Total damage caused by floods is estimated at more than 6 billion VND. According to a quick report of the Commanding Committees for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue of districts and cities, the floods have affected 40 houses and more than 100 hectares of rice and crops. Particularly in Muong Nhe district, floods caused great damage to transportation and irrigation infrastructure. Specifically, the floods damaged 330m irrigation canal in Muong Nhe commune, swept away 30m irrigation canal in Ta Kho Khu village (Sin Thau commune). Many traffic routes in Leng Su Sin, Chung Chai and Sin Thau communes were eroded, causing local congestion.

It is forecasted that from the evening of August 3rd to August 4th, the North and North Central regions have moderate rain, heavy rain, very heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms with a common rainfall of 30 - 50 mm, and in some places of over 100 mm. In the Northeast North region, there is heavy rain with a common rainfall of 40 - 70 mm, in some places over 120 mm. On the night of August 4th and 5th, the Northern region will have moderate rain, heavy rain and thunderstorms in some places, in particular, the Northeast region will have heavy rain with a common rainfall of 30 - 60 mm, in some places over 100 mm. In addition, from the evening of August 3rd to August 5th, in the Central Highlands and the South, there will be moderate rain, heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms with a common rainfall of 30 - 60 mm, in some places on 80 mm (precipitation is concentrated in the afternoon and night). Thunderstorms in the Northern region and heavy rain in the Northeast are likely to last until about August 8th.

Source: the Internet



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