Flash flooding hits Central Vietnam after heavy rains

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STORY: Heavy downpours led to rapid rises in water levels in Ha Tinh Province, forcing residents to evacuate their homes immediately, while hydropower dams in Nghe An province activated emergency procedures to release water, worsening flooding in downstream towns, VTV reported.

One man was reported missing after going fishing near a river bank, while no casualties have been reported so far.

Heavy rains from a tropical depression are forecast to continue in the region until Thursday (September 28), with levels reaching 250mm (9.8 inches), according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.