Storm Maon causes floods, falling trees across northern region

August, 26/2022 - 12:55
Trees fell in Hải Phòng and Quảng Ninh. Flooding was also recorded in multiple northern cities and provinces.
Rescue forces evacuate local people from a flooded house in Quảng Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Storm Maon has weakened to a low-pressure system in the North after hitting the northern coast of the country on Thursday evening.

The tropical storm caused strong winds of up to 102km per hour in Quảng Ninh Province, Hải Phòng City and their islands.

These localities and other provinces such as Bắc Giang, Thái Bình, Hải Dương, Hòa Bình and Sơn La also saw heavy rain, with rainfall measured between 95 to 192mm.

Trees fell in Hải Phòng and Quảng Ninh. Flooding was also recorded in multiple northern cities and provinces.

Gusts and heavy rain are still expected tonight in the north of the country, with average rainfall measuring at 50-100mm.

This figure in Hà Nội is forecast to be 40 to 70mm.

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting warned that the weather situation in the North and Thanh Hóa Province continue to be complicated.

The low-pressure system is now in the northern region, and is forecast to continue moving westward before disappearing in the mountainous area. — VNS

A tree falls down on the streets of Quảng Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo
People struggle to get through a flooded street in Hạ Long City, Quảng Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo
Heavy flooding in Hạ Long City affect numerous local citizens. — VNA/VNS Photo
A landslide on a road leading to Tam Đảo national tourism site. — VNA/VNS Photo
A bus glides through a flooded street in northern Vĩnh Yên City, Vĩnh Phúc Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng
A large area near Vĩnh Phúc Province's Police Department experiences heavy flooding. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng