Flooding turns life upside down for residents in central Vietnam

19:27 18/10/2021

A series of floods triggered by a prolonged period of heavy rain over the past few days have disrupted traffic, submerged houses and crops and killed locals in the central and Central Highlands regions of Vietnam.

Torrential rain causes floodwaters to rise high, leaving many low-lying areas immersed in water throughout the central and Central Highlands regions.

Torrential rain causes floodwaters to rise high, leaving many low-lying areas immersed in water throughout the central and Central Highlands regions.

Dozens of houses in Pleiku city of Gia Lai province are inundated by flooding.

Dozens of houses in Pleiku city of Gia Lai province are inundated by flooding.

The police in Gia Lai province help to evacuate local people to safe areas.

The police in Gia Lai province help to evacuate local people to safe areas.

Hundreds of local residents in Dak Glei district of Kon Tum province have been brought to shelters. Elsewhere, water levels on the Po Ko river have swelled quickly, blocking many important roads locally.

Hundreds of local residents in Dak Glei district of Kon Tum province have been brought to shelters. Elsewhere, water levels on the Po Ko river have swelled quickly, blocking many important roads locally.

Heavy downpour makes roads impassable in mountainous areas throughout Quang Nam province, which were badly impacted by floods in 2020. Roads are left submerged in deep water and vehicles are unable to travel through it.

Heavy downpour makes roads impassable in mountainous areas throughout Quang Nam province, which were badly impacted by floods in 2020. Roads are left submerged in deep water and vehicles are unable to travel through it.

Three hydropower plants discharge a total of 5,000 cubic metres of water per second into the Vu Gia river in Quang Nam province, leaving thousands of homes deep in water downstream.

Three hydropower plants discharge a total of 5,000 cubic metres of water per second into the Vu Gia river in Quang Nam province, leaving thousands of homes deep in water downstream.

A residential area in Dai Loc district of Quang Nam province is left blocked by rising floodwaters.

A residential area in Dai Loc district of Quang Nam province is left blocked by rising floodwaters.

Torrential rain results in high water levels on the Hoai river in Hoi An city, with some parts of Bach Dang street left 40cm to 50cm deep in water.

Torrential rain results in high water levels on the Hoai river in Hoi An city, with some parts of Bach Dang street left 40cm to 50cm deep in water.

Local people prepare boats in case of flooding in Le Thuy distrct of Quang Binh province amid Kien Giang river rising.

Local people prepare boats in case of flooding in Le Thuy distrct of Quang Binh province amid Kien Giang river rising.

Residents in Quang Binh province are quick to move their valuable property to a higher ground at night due to fears relating to floodwaters.

Residents in Quang Binh province are quick to move their valuable property to a higher ground at night due to fears relating to floodwaters.

A person brings rice to the roof as floodwaters rise rapidly.

A person brings rice to the roof as floodwaters rise rapidly.

On-duty officials set up notice boards in a bid to warn people of danger in Quang Tri province’s mountainous areas.

On-duty officials set up notice boards in a bid to warn people of danger in Quang Tri province’s mountainous areas.

A man in Ha Tinh province is busy moving valuable things and poultry to a safe place for fears that floodwaters are going to rise high locally.

A man in Ha Tinh province is busy moving valuable things and poultry to a safe place for fears that floodwaters are going to rise high locally.

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