Northern provinces on landslide alert

VietNamNet Bridge – The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting yesterday warned northern mountainous provinces that there would be a high risk of landslides for the next couple of days.

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A section of Hanoi’s Do Duc Duc Street is flooded by the torrential rain on Saturday night.—VNA/VNS Photo


The provinces, including Lai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Bac Kan should make preparations for evacuating local residents at high-risk areas to safe places.

The landslides are forecast to occur after torrential rains hit northern regions since Saturday night. The highest rainfall was measured to be 174mm per hour in Hanoi that night, flooding a number of local streets and making many roads impassable. This marked the heaviest rain to hit Hanoi since early last summer. 

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Vehicles on an inundated section of Hanoi’s Phung Khoang Street on Saturday night.—VNA/VNS Photo


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A woman under torrential rain in Hanoi’s Cau Giay District on Saturday.—VNA/VNS Photo


Source: VNS

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