On the morning of November 21, Mr. Dang Van Hoa, chief of staff of the Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue in Thua Thien Hue, said he had ordered hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs upstream of the Huong and Bo rivers to discharge. flood water before heavy rain.
According to the forecast of the Thua Thien Hue Hydrometeorological Station, from the night of November 24 to November 27, the area will have heavy rain with a total rainfall of 150-300mm, in some places over 500mm.
Hilly areas in Phu Loc and Nam Dong districts can have 300-500mm of rain, in some places 800mm.
Heavy rain will gather from the afternoon of November 25 to November 26, with some rain points over 180mm in 3 hours and over 100mm in an hour.
Faced with that situation, to cut floods in urban areas downstream of rivers, Thua Thien Hue province ordered Huong Dien hydroelectric reservoir (upstream of Bo river) and Binh Dien hydroelectricity (upstream of Huong river) to operate. discharge water with a flow of 300m3/s, avoid causing mutations.
Ta Trach Lake was also ordered to release water with a flow of 680-780m3/s from this afternoon.
According to Mr. Hoa, this rain is very complicated, the probability of occurrence is over 80% and there is a risk of re-flooding in urban areas, especially Hue City.
Currently, many places in Hue City are still cleaning up garbage and mud caused by the flood on November 15. On the Huong River, Hue Urban Environment and Construction Joint Stock Company is still actively cleaning up dry firewood and waste from the upstream to the Lim wood bridge area.
“We have asked localities to prepare migration plans, especially preparing food on the spot to be ready to rescue people in difficulty during heavy rains.
Localities are also required to widely propagate to people to prepare necessities and raise furniture before floods right now,” Mr. Hoa said.