Vietnamese race against the clock to save what they can from flood

By Duc Hung   November 1, 2016 | 03:39 pm GMT+7

Many houses and schools in central Ha Tinh Province have been submerged.

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Many areas in Huong Khe District in the central province of Ha Tinh were flooded on Tuesday. People had to use boats to move around.

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Heavy rains over the last three days have submerged many neighborhoods.

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Around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, local residents started using boats and carts to evacuate.

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Nguyen Thi Luong from Ha Linh Commune said that her family had moved all furniture the previous night. On Tuesday, they tried to save the remaining items.

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Nguyen Van Viet, another local said: “We had to clean up our house after a devastating flood hit the region two weeks ago. Now we’re prepared to face another one.”

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A parent brought his motorbike and his son to another place.

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Another tried to move his plowing machine.

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A family used bamboo to reinforce their pigpen.

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The authorities said that rising water levels on a local river isolated several neighborhoods. About 4,300 students in Huong Khe District were unable to go to school.

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The Meteorological Agency said torrential rains would drench the coastal provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh on Wednesday night and worsen the flooding.

Photo by VnExpress/Duc Hung

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