Ha Tinh flooded again after reservoir discharge
  • | | October 26, 2020 04:29 PM
Many areas in Ha Tinh Province have been flooded again after the Ke Go Reservoir released water in preparation for Storm Molave.


Ke Go Reservoir starts discharging on October 25.

Taking advantage of the receding water levels in downstream, Nam Ha Tinh Water Resources Company discharged Ke Go Reservoir. The discharge flow was 250-400 cubic metres per second. On October 28, the company will reduce the discharge flow and close the gate to prepare for the new storm.

As a result, the water levels in Cam My and Cam Due communes rose again and flooded several roads. Many households had to move their property to higher places again.

Nguyen Thi Thuy from Cam Due Commune had to move three pigs to another commune as the water rose. She already lost a pig in the flood.

Le Ngoc Hai, vice chairman of Cam Due Commune People's Committee said, "The water rose by nearly 50cm. Only the main roads haven't been submerged yet."

11 schools in Cam Xuyen District are still closed as of October 26. Cam Quang and Cam My primary schools opened again. However, as the students arrived, they were told to return home because of Ke Go reservoir discharge.

Heavy rains from October 16 to 21 resulted in the most severe flood in Ha Tinh Province in the past 60 years. The average rainfall was 400 to over 900mm. There were times when discharge flows from Ke Go Reservoir reached 1,060 cubic metres per second.

Six people died in the flood. 118 communes and wards with 42,000 households were flooded. Some places were under three to four metres of water. 132ha of rice and other crops, 2,300ha of fish farms, 40 medical stations and a hospital were damaged in the flood.

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