Torrential rainfall causes flooding in Northern region

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The capital city of Hanoi and many places in the Northern region yesterday suffered from flooding caused by torrential rains following the significant impacts from a low-pressure trough connecting with a newly-formed tropical depression in the East Sea. 
The rains were getting more severe and falling repeatedly over Lao Cai City, Lao Cai Province; particularly Bac Cuong, Nam Cuong and Duyen Hai wards saw 50-80 cm of flooding, causing many cars being submerged in the rains.

The record rainfall of 300 mm made vehicles unable to move through B4A-B4B intersection on the National Highway 4E and damaged many home appliances of 81 households.

Torrential rainfall causes flooding in Northern region ảnh 1 Many places in Lao Cai City are underwater after torrential rains. (Photo:afamily)
According to the Provincial Department of Transport of Lai Chau, the record rainfall led to interrupted traffic at some stretches in National Highway No.32. 

Many inner-city areas of Hanoi were underwater.

The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting last night informed that apart from the ongoing tropical low-pressure zone in the East Sea, one more tropical depression has newly formed northeast of Luzon Island of the Philippines.

It is forecast that the system will move the west-northwestward at a speed of 25-30 kilometers an hour, then it is going to turn into a storm affecting almost the weather conditions in the Northern Vietnam and the Paracel Islands with sustained winds of 40-60 kilometers an hour. 

Besides that, the coastal provinces from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau will brace for the southwestern monsoon of levels 5-8, big waves of 2-3 meters and rough sea. 

By tomorrow afternoon, the tropical depression will be able to head toward the northeastern Hainan Island (China).

Amid the above warning, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control yesterday urged relevant ministries and coastal provinces and cities from Quang Ninh to Ca Mau to carry out plans against the natural disaster and the southwest monsoon. 

From July 6 to July 8, risks of flash floods and landslides are warned for the Northern mountainous region. 

By Van Phuc- Translated by Huyen Huong

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