|Serious flooding affected more than 700 households in Khanh Hoa Province's Cam Nghia District. — Photo dantri.com.vn
KHANH HOA (VNS) — More than 700 households along National Highway 1A section are submerged after heavy rain hit the Cam Ranh township, central coastal Khanh Hoa Province.
Local residents in the province's Cam Nghia District said this was the first time in two decades that they had to suffer from such heavy flooding with the water level rising to more than 1m and lasting for more than 10 hours.
Hoan Thien Nam, a resident living in Hung Vuong Street, on Tuesday said the waters rose so quickly and unexpectedly that it caught the residents unawares.
He said this was the first time in 25 years that he had witnessed such floods and suspected the cause was related to the recent upgrading of the National Highway 1A section running through the town.
Another resident on the same street, Pham Minh Thanh who owns a construction materials shop, said the flooding which began at 4pm yesterday increased to more than one metre in half an hour, and completely destroyed 10 tonnes of cement in a warehouse near his home.
Thanh also agreed that one of the causes for the flooding could be related to the construction of the national highway.
Meanwhile, the Cam Ranh People's Committee has ordered the Construction Join Stock Company 194, which was undertaking the upgrade and expansion of Highway 1A through the township, to take all measures to control the flooding.
Le Ngoc Thach, chairman of the People's Committee of Cam Nghia Commune which suffered the most damage, said construction workers had opened all manhole covers on the road to drain the water out. — VNS