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Thao River water level rises, flood alert issued

Update: July, 18/2017 - 14:00
Water level of Thao river is rising due to prolonged heavy rain. - Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – As the Thao River’s water level is expected to cross 32.2m today morning, 0.2m higher than its third warning level, the forecast centre has warned of floods and landslides.

Water levels have been rising due to prolonged heavy rain, and the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre expects it to touch 32.05m in the northern mountainous province of Yên Bái at 4am today and 17.37m in the Phú Thọ Province. It has warned of possible flooding in low-lying areas along the river in both provinces.

Warnings have been issued about flash floods and landslides in northern mountainous provinces and northern-central provinces, including Điện Biên, Hà Giang, Cao Bằng, Hòa Bình, Phú Thọ, Bắc Cạn, Thanh Hóa and Nghệ An. The risks are particularly high in Lào Cai, Lai Châu, Sơn La and Yên Bái provinces.

By today evening, the water levels are expected to go down to 31.5m in Yên Bái, but rise to 18.7m in Phú Thọ province.

Heavy rains are expected to continue in the northern region for the next few days, with rainfall ranging from 40mm to 80mm, the centre said. — VNS

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