Flood in Hoi An in 2017

Flood in Hoi An in Vietnam in 2017: November 5, this charming city in the center of the country - the Cultural Heritage of the World - had to ask the help of the army to evacuate the inhabitants where the flood was the deepest.

Flood in Hoi An in 2017

23h on 5/11, in front of torrential rains, the flood level in Hoi An reached its peak as in 1999, the city made the call to its inhabitants, tourist enterprises, the functional forces…to prepare canoes, rescue boats…to bring people, visitors…to safe places. Hoi An city authorities also asked the army for help to provide equipment to evacuate the inhabitants from dangerous places…The radio broadcasted without stop information, calls…During the night, some neighborhoods have to cut off electricity to ensure safety during this flood in Hoi An...

Since the 3/11, because of heavy rains, the water has filled all the lakes, the hydraulic dams that were forced to open the gates. Last night, the Song Bung 4 hydroelectric dam poured into the Vu Gia River with a flow of 4,270 m3 / s; the Song Tranh 2 dam spilled into the Thu Bon River with a flow of 198 m3 / s…As the result, the water in the Thu Bon and Vu Gia Rivers quickly rose during the afternoon and exceeded alarm 3 - most dangerous level - Flood in Hoi An has started!

In the city of Hoi An, on the morning of 5/11, the Thu Bon River overflowed to create a 1 m deep river on Bach Dang Street... At 10:00 am of the same day, the flood in Hoi An has divided the old city. People had to move by the boat to evacuate the furniture, the elderly, the young children... The government has forbidden visitors to have boat ride in the old neighborhood in the city...

Flood in Hoi An in 2017

"From 9 pm last night, water started to rise in the old city, especially in the streets like Le Loi, Tran Phu, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Bach Dang...with a depth from 0.5 to 1.5 m. The tourists were evacuated by the hotel by boat to the higher places in the streets like Ton Duc Thang, Ly Thai To, Tran Cao Van... '', said Dinh Thi Xuan Hoa, the owner of a hotel in Hoi An.

At 16:30 on 5/11, the flood at Cam Nam, Cam Chau, Cam Kim... reached the depth of 1.5m. The rapid increase in flood in Hoi An has caused evacuation difficulties. Le Thi Ngan - a student in Hoi An – said: The water is rising so fast, so the family has to hurry to move the furniture to avoid the damage. I lost half of my books in the water...

In the evening (5/11), the flood in Hoi An continued to increase. Authorities in Hoi An City implemented the population relocation plan, informing them that the flood was at the same level as in 1999.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh, who was tired, said: I paddled all day today without having time to eat, and this flood in Hoi An is so strong that visitors and local people have to flee. My house in An Hoi has also been flooded; we are paddling according to the demands of the city, ensuring the safety of the visitors. The water raises too fast, sinks strongly. It is difficult even for us to know the deep places to pass…

The city has issued an urgent directive: by the end of November 5, all localities must ensure the relocation of residents and visitors to secure areas by ensuring hygienic conditions to prevent epidemics after this flood in Hoi An.