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

By Duc Hung   November 1, 2016 | 12:39 am PT
Many houses and schools in central Ha Tinh Province have been submerged.

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.


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


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


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.


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.”


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


Another tried to move his plowing machine.


A family used bamboo to reinforce their pigpen.


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.


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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