THỪA THIÊN- HUẾ — Continuous heavy rain since Sunday evening worsened the inundation in lowland areas in the central provinces of Thừa Thiên-Huế and Quảng Trị, with three people reported dead.
In Thừa Thiên- Huế, water in the province’s biggest rivers of Bồ and Hương, fell to below the yellow alert level from flooding on Monday, but began rising again yesterday.
Water in Hương River reached yellow alert level in the afternoon, while water in Bồ River rose faster and exceeded red alert level last night.
HÀ NỘI — Seven dams and reservoirs in Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên-Huế provinces have begun releasing water as the central region experiences torrential downpours.
According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the tropical depression that made landfall in the south-central region over the weekend, together with a cold spell coming down from the north, have brought heavy rain to four localities in the mid-central region, including the provinces of Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên-Huế and Quảng Nam, as well as Đà Nẵng City.
Viet Nam News KHÁNH HÒA — It has been a fortnight since the Damrey storm swept over Khánh Hòa Province. But employees of local companies are still grappling with an uncertain future, as the textile factories, cashew processing plants and seafood farms where they worked were seriously damaged by the storm.
Lê Đình Nhật Tân, director of Sao Việt Company Limited in Vạn Ninh Commune, said he expected the worst for his 4,000 square metre factory.
Viet Nam News BẾN TRE — Four houses were swept away and seven others had to evacuate after a riverside bank collapsed on Monday evening in Vĩnh Bình Commune in the Mekong Delta Province of Bến Tre.
The landslide stretched for 350 metres and was more than 20 metres wide.
Ngô Thị Cẩm Hương, owner of one of the four collapsed houses, said recognising the signals, they fled the house minutes before it sank into the Cổ Chiên River. The family lost all its belongings, she told e-newspaper _Vnexpress._
Viet Nam News THỪA THIÊN- HUẾ — Inundation in lowland areas in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province continued on Thursday as floodwater from two floods that occurred earlier this week was receding very slowly and water level of the local rivers remained high.