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Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

By Nguyen Dong, Vo Thanh   October 14, 2022 | 04:50 pm PT
Normal life has come to a standstill in Da Nang after torrential rains brought by Storm Son Ca battered the city since Friday afternoon and submerged it.
Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

People wade through the flooded intersection of Nguyen Tri Phuong and Dien Bien Phu streets in Thanh Khe District past midnight Friday.

Most of them finished work at 5 p.m. Friday but could not leave offices and other places due to the heavy rain and flooding.

It rained through the night and until early Saturday morning, flooding the entire city.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

People wade through a flooded section in Thanh Khe District.

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

On Phan Dang Luu Street, a man who had to get off a taxi with his son and walk two kilometers to Le Duan Road and wait for the water to recede before continuing traveling, said: "I have been living in Da Nang for 30 years but never seen floodwaters rise as fast or as widespread as this one."

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

A man walks his motorbike through the Hoang Hoa Tham - Le Duan Intersection in Thanh Khe District.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

Volunteers help a man wade through waters.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

Fire trucks come to rescue people from severely flooded areas.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

Cars were parked on streets as drivers took shelter elsewhere.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

People catch fish coming in from nearby ponds in Tan Chinh Ward in Thanh Khe.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

Floods almost drown a car in the Dien Bien Phu - Nguyen Tri Phuong Tunnel.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

A flooded house in Hai Chau District.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

Bordering Da Nang City, Thua Thien-Hue Province also received heavy downpours on Friday night, with the highest rainfall level recorded at 650 mm from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

Rescuers arrive on Nguyen Huu Canh Street in Hue Town to move people to safety.

Worst flooding in years paralyzes Da Nang

Flooding began in the center of Hue, a popular tourist town known for the former Imperial Citadel, at around midnight Friday.

According to the National Center for Hydro -Meteorological Forecasting, storm Son Ca weakened into a tropical depression late Friday and made landfall over Da Nang and Quang Nam at 4 a.m. Saturday.

Heavy rains should be expected along the central coast until Sunday, it said.


A police officer guides vehicles on a flooded street in Hue.

 
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