Rain expected to linger in Da Nang until Friday

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
December 05, 2022, 18:25 [GMT+7]

Da Nang experienced moderate to very heavy rainfall from early morning until noon on Monday, causing the water level in the city's rivers rising. The water level on the Dong Nghe Reservoir basin was 0.5m greater than the threshold discharge for flooding due to torrential rains, sending a lage amount of water to flood a road spanning the An Chau Damp in Hoa Phu Commune, Hoa Vang District.

Widespread moderate to heavy rain with localised very heavy falls are likely to continue to lash Da Nang,  according to the Mid-central Region Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

A weather warning for rain remains in place for Da Nang until Friday, December 9 with moderate to heavy rainfall and isolated heavy dowpours expected to linger.

Regional forecasters have also issued warnings of flash floods and landslides for mountainous areas, and localized flooding alerts are in place in low-lying and riverside areas in Da Nang. Therefore, mitigation measures are needed to cope with localised heavy rain which could trigger flooding in low-lying areas and landslides in moutainous areas in the coming days.

The Da Nang Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue and Civil Defence is urging authorities at local level and relevant units to take appropriate precautionary measures to cope with floods, flash floods, landslides brought by heavy downpours.

All necessary measures are needed to move people living in low-lying areas, along rivers and streams and areas at high risk of flash floods and landslides to safe places. High priority should be given to evacuating people from riverside properties along Yen, Tuy Loan, and Cu De rivers in communes of Hoa Tien, Hoa Khuong, Hoa Bac, Hoa Lien, Hoa Phu, Hoa Phong, and Hoa Son and moutainous areas in Hoa Vang District, Son Tra Peninsula and other high risk areas for flash floods and landslides in line with municipal government-approved plan in an effort to protect the safety of local people during bad weather.

Heed must be paid to deploying personnel to deeply flooded streets to set up vehicle barriers to stop driving through deep water in order to ensure the safety of road users. Importance is attached to resolutely banning people from travelling or fishing on rivers, low-lying areas, flooded areas, underground passages, flooded bridges, forests, mountains and landslide prone areas.

Special attention must be paid to taking proactive measures to immediately cut off power supply in deeply flooded areas, reinforce electric concrete poles to prevent falling in inclement weather conditions, ensure power supply for flood control pumping stations, and restore power as quickly and as safely as possible to affected areas.

Heed must be must keeping a close watch on severe weather development, and keep local residents timely informed about severe weather conditions in order to help them protect their property from heavy rains and flooding. In addition, importance must be attached to assisting local residents to prepare for heavy rains in an attempt to reduce the risk of possible damages.

Reporting by HOANG HIEP - Translating by H.L