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Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

By Nguyen Dong   October 14, 2022 | 08:08 pm PT
Da Nang people are getting busy cleaning up houses and having their vehicles fixed after heavy rains for more than 10 hours flooded the entire city from Friday evening.
Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

Water has receded on Le Duan Street, Thanh Khe District, but dozens of cars with broken engines are still left there on Saturday morning. The number of cars overwhelmed towing and repair services, thus the long lines.

Heavy rains brought by Storm Son Ca flooded the entire Da Nang City from Friday evening, causing traffic chaos.

Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

Many cars were thrown by floodwaters onto the sidewalk on Le Duan Street.

Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

A car is towed to a repair shop.

Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

Floodwaters remain near the roof of Dien Bien Phu - Nguyen Tri Phuong tunnel on Saturday morning.

Between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, up to 730 mm of rain was dumped on Da Nang.

Some residents who have lived in Da Nang for 30 years said it was the worst flooding that they have ever seen.

Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

One of the cars stuck in Tran Thi Ly Tunnel, carrying marks of floodwaters from the previous night.

Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

A motorbike repair shop on Hoang Hoa Tham Street is busy with customers.

Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

Some parts in Da Nang are still flooded, but the water has dropped from nearly two meters on Friday evening.

Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

Nguyen Thi Em, 58, cleans her house after the flood.

Em is among the people that rescue forces could not reach the previous night. "I and my two children were sitting anxiously in the attic all night, we thought we could die," Em said.

Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

Some people wait for their relatives and local officials to deliver food and arrange a temporary place for them to stay.

Da Nang residents clean up after historic flooding

People who were evacuated from low areas the previous night walk back home.

 
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