Heavy rains cause flooding in Ha Noi
HA NOI – Large scale rains lasting several hours were the heaviest the city has seen since the start of the summer, causing flooding in Ha Noi City yesterday.
Streets such as Linh Nam, Ngoc Hoi, Nguyen Tuan Streets were flooded causing traffic jams. Linh Nam Street was submerged 50-60 centimetres underwater, making cars and motorbikes come to a dead stop.
Nguyen Tuan, Thanh Tri, Phung Khoang, Nguyen Huu Tho, Belt Road No.3 in Hoang Mai District were also submerged under water. Risks were increased as spillway dams had no warning signs.
Do Van Viet, a worker on Linh Nam Street said that the sewage system in the locality was no adequate, so even in light rain, the streets became submerged.
Workers of Ha Noi Water Supply Sewerage Company mobilised mud cleaning vehicles to dredge ditches; however it had little effect.
On May 21, a three-hour rain transformed streets into rivers, causing flood and traffic jams.
According to National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting, heavy rains will cause a slight flooding of the Hong River system in two or three days' time. – VNS