via Vietnam Express, 14 and 15 November 2023: Central Vietnam, specifically Hoi An and Hue, experienced severe flooding due to heavy rains influenced by cold air and high-altitude winds. Streets in Hoi An were submerged up to a meter deep, leading to the closure of shops and schools, and necessitating boats for transportation. In Hue, the Imperial Citadel, a site of historical significance, was inundated by floodwaters, affecting many royal relics and necessitating barriers to protect aquatic life within the citadel.
Central Quang Nam Province has seen heavy rains over the last two days due to the impacts of cold air and high-altitude winds, with rain levels reaching up to 470 mm in certain areas. Hydropower plants upstream released their floodgates, and combined with rising tides, streets next the the Hoai River in Hoi An (pictured) were rendered 0.2-1 m underwater.
Nguyen The Hung, vice chairman of Hoi An City, said the floods peaked at around 1 a.m. Wednesday on the Thu Bon River, at 1.7 m deep. By 7 a.m., flood levels reduced to 1.5 m and gradually decreased. Hoi An City have let students at certain primary schools to be off school.
Rains stopped in Hoi An at noon and the sky turned clear.