Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

Created 15 October 2022
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Torrential downpours triggered by storm Son Ca heavily flooded many roads in the central region Friday, causing traffic bedlam and badly disrupting residents’ daily life.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

Da Nang experienced non-stop rain starting 1 p.m. and many main roads in the downtown area were under 50 to 70 cm of water.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

The flooded intersection of Le Duan and Hoang Hoa Tham Streets. An ambulance taking a patient to the Da Nang Hospital was stuck here for several minutes before it managed to get out.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

Many people drive on the sidewalk after Le Duan Street get flooded.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

On Ham Nghi Street, wastewater treatment staff had to remove a manhole cover for water to drain, causing a whirlpool. Ham Nghi is subject to frequent flooding because there are two lakes in the area.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

A bus stop on Ham Nghi Street knocked down by the wind. The street resembled a broad, shallow river, forcing many commuters to wade through the water with stalled motorbikes.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

Employees use billboards to try and prevent water from entering a computer shop.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

The most flooded streets in the city were Quang Dung, To Ngoc Van and Van Cao. Several car engines died and drivers had to leave their vehicles in the middle of the street.
By 5 p.m., two regulating reservoirs, Thac Gian and Vinh Trung, were full and could no longer receive water from other places.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

The flooded garage of an apartment for rent in Khue My Dong Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District.
Many residential areas were deep under water in Da Nang, like the Khe Can area (Thanh Khe District), where the problem of low terrain and not well connected drainage system saw several houses heavily flooded.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

In Tam Ky City, Quang Nam Province, many roads including Hung Vuong, Tran Quy Cap, Nguyen Duc and Huynh Thuc Khang were under 20 to 40 cm of water.
The province received heavy rainfall from last night until this morning. The rainfall recorded in the past 12 hours in Tam Ky was more than 100 mm. The Tam Tra area received rainfall of 104 mm.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

A sewer on Hung Vuong Street couldn’t handle the water. Heavy rain lasted for nearly two hours, so the water could not drain in time, causing flood on the road. Some intersections on this route are 40 cm flooded.

The meteorological agency predicts that on October 14-16, Quang Nam will have a common rainfall level of 200-450 mm, and over 600 mm in some places.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

By 6 p.m., Thua Thien Hue Province had relocated more than 6,000 households in flooded areas to safe places.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

Provincial Road 19 through Quang Tho Commune, Sia Town of Quang Dien District flooded over half a meter. To ensure safety, the traffic police set up barricades to prevent people from passing.

Central provinces awash with flooded streets, traffic chaos

At 7 p.m., National Highway 1A section through Loc Tri Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue flooded nearly half a meter, making it difficult for vehicles to move. Police were present to assist people and regulate traffic.

 

Source: VNE