“Our main pump station is running 24 hours a day, pumping 4 million cubic meters of excess water a day,” Nguyen Anh Tu, a representative of the city’s drainage systems, told the Associated Press.
“We hope the water will recede completely from metropolitan Hanoi in the next two days.”
At the height of flooding at least 100 neighborhoods were inundated. With only light showers predicted for the next few days, residents have already started returning home to clean up the mess left by the receding waters.
Five neighborhoods were still underwater Wednesday, according to the AP.
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Source : News24.com via the Associated Press
Circle of Blue’s east coast correspondent based in New York. He specializes on water conflict and the water-food-energy nexus. He previously worked as a political risk analyst covering equatorial Africa’s energy sector, and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact: Cody.Pope@circleofblue.org