Quy Nhon shores up its beaches as storm Nakri threatens

By Huu Khoa   November 10, 2019 | 05:33 pm GMT+7

Over 300 people in Quy Nhon have been piling up sand bags and stones on its beaches, as the town braces for Nakri.

In Binh Dinh Province, rough seas have been producing strong waves 4-6 m in height since Sunday morning, which frequently bombard the shores of Nhon Hai Commune, Quy Nhon City.

In the south central province of Binh Dinh, waves 4-6 m in height have been bombaring the shore in Nhon Hai Commune, Quy Nhon Town since Sunday morning. 

Over 300 people, including soldiers and locals, fortify two kilometers of dykes damaged by storm Matmo last month. 179 families living near the coast have also been evacuated to avoid the incoming storm Nakri.

Over 300 people, including soldiers and locals, have been working hard to fortify two kilometers of embankment damaged by storm Matmo last month. 179 families living near the coast have been evacuated.

Local Nguyen Van Tanh (L) transports a sand bag to another person.Many houses here are vulnerable of being swept out to the sea, so I and everyone in the commune are fortifyingthe dykes as early as possible, said Tanh.

Nguyen Van Tanh (L) passes on a sand bag to another person helping strengthen the embankment. "Many houses here are in danger of being swept away, so everyone in the commune is working to strengthen the dykes as early as possible," said Tanh.

Soldiers in raincoats use wires to keep the sand bags together.

Soldiers in raincoats tie sand bag piles with ropes.

A soldier patrols along the fortified dyke.

A soldier walks along the fortified dyke.

Nguyen Van Khanh, 56, uses sand bags to block the waves from crashing into the neighborhood.My house is further inside, but we still have to use sand bags to block [the waves] for peace of mind, he said.

Nguyen Van Khanh, 56, piles up sand bags at the entrance of an alleyway. "My house is further inside, but we still have to use sand bags to block the waves and have some peace of mind," he said.

Nguyen Thanh Trung (on the roof) uses wires to take the sand bags on the roof to fortify it.

Nguyen Thanh Trung pulls up sand bags on to the roof with a wire.

Trung fortifies his roof with sand bags.

Trung has a roof tile in hand as he arranges sand bags on the roof of his house.

Le Thi Thu also uses sand bags to block the waves from entering her house.The waves horribly crashed in and flooded my house. Im worried that if the storms keep coming like this, the houses here would all be swept away, she said.

Le Thi Thu piles up sand bags on the porch of her house. "The waves have crashed terribly and flooded my house. I'm worried that if the storms keep coming like this, the houses here will be swept away," she said.

I havent slept for the last few days, afraid of the high tides, the waves crashing in the dykes and the water splashing all over the roof, said Tran Thi Tu, inside her house by the coast.5,000 families in areas prone to erosion and high tides have been evacuated by 12 pm Sunday, said the Binh Dinh Peoples Committee.As of 10 am Sunday, Nakris center is about 220 km to the east of regions from Binh Dinh to Khanh Hoa provinces, with a maximum wind spee dof 100 kph, said the National Center for Hydro - Meteorological Forecasting.

"I haven't slept for the last few days, afraid of the high tide, the waves crashing against the dykes and the water splashing all over the roof," said Tran Thi Tu.

5,000 families in areas prone to erosion and high tides have been evacuated as of 12 p.m. Sunday, said the Binh Dinh People's Committee.

At 10 a.m. Sunday, Nakri's center was about 220km to the east of the area covering Binh Dinh to Khanh Hoa provinces, with a maximum wind speed of 100 kph, said the National Center for Hydro - Meteorological Forecasting.

 
 
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