(PLO)- Thunderstorms and gusts of wind in many parts of the country since last night have left one person missing, more than 1,000 houses torn off and damaged.
From the evening of yesterday 7-5 until now, many areas across the country have had rain, moderate rain, in some places very heavy rain, common at 50-90mm, some rain stations greater than 100mm.
Many people liken this as a golden rain to help cool off after a series of intense hot days with temperatures exceeding historical milestones such as 44.1 degrees in Hoi Xuan (Thanh Hoa), or 44.2 degrees in Tuong Duong (Nghe An).
However, accompanied by rain, the spring-summer transition has led to extreme phenomena such as thunderstorms, hail, and strong gusts of wind that also occur in many places. As a result, more than 1,000 houses lost their roofs and were damaged. In which, the number of houses with roofs removed and damaged is concentrated in Lao Cai, Cao Bang, Nghe An, Tuyen Quang…
Not only that, more than 7,500 hectares of rice and crops were also damaged, concentrated in Cao Bang, Nghe An, Quang Binh, and Quang Tri.
Trees fell after a thunderstorm on the afternoon of May 7 in Nghe An. Photo: READ LAM
Notably, according to a quick report by the Standing Office of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, strong winds from yesterday afternoon until now have left a resident in Quang Binh missing due to the sinking of a bamboo boat at sea. Along with that, three other boats of fishermen in Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue were also sunk, damaged, causing great economic losses.
Another information is also mentioned, that in Quang Tri, two people died and went missing at sea, but it has not been determined whether the cause is due to natural disasters or other causes. The locality is currently organizing a search.
This afternoon, 8-5, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting continued to issue a warning, in the evening and tonight, in the Northwest region, there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms, with heavy rain locally with a rainfall of 10-30mm, in some places over 50mm.
In addition, from this afternoon to tomorrow, May 9, in the South Central region, the Central Highlands and the South, there will be showers and scattered thunderstorms, with heavy rain locally. The time of thunderstorms is concentrated in the afternoon and evening, with a rainfall of 20-40mm/24 hours, sometimes over 70mm/24 hours.
During thunderstorms, there is a possibility of tornadoes, lightning, hail and strong winds. Local heavy rain is likely to cause flooding in low-lying areas.
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