Northern provinces are expected to be pounded with heavy rains in the coming days. Many localities in the Red River Delta are expected to face floods.

According to Ha Nam’s Ly Nhan district environmental monitoring station, the water level measured 2.4 metres on July 15, two metres below the alert level. Amid the rainy season and with Hoa Binh hydropower plant discharging, the water level may reach alert level 1, threatening residents.

The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control has instructed localities to monitor the flood situation.-VNA