THE Thai Meteorological Department this afternoon (Sept. 11) issued a warning that people should brace for severe conditions with isolated heavy to very heavy rain as tropical storm Conson is expected to make a landfall in Da Nang, Vietnam, tomorrow before downgrading to a tropical depression and an active low-pressure cell.
At the same an active monsoon trough lying across lower North, the upper Central, and the Northeast is causing continuous rainfall.
After Conson, the fifth storm to appear in the South China Sea this year, which Vietnam calls the East Sea, there should be another six to eight storms and tropical depressions this year, with two to four directly affecting Vietnam, Vietnamese meteorologists said.
A southwesterly monsoon also prevails over the Andaman Sea, southern Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand triggering strong wind and waves as high as two to three metres in the Andaman Sea and two metres in the Upper Gulf but reaching three metres during a thunderstorm.
All ships were told to sail with caution and keep away from thunderstorms while small boats should stay ashore till Tuesday September 14.
Matichon’s reporters today visited Samut Prakarn’s Bang Bo district which got inundated from Thursday September 9 night onwards and found that both Bang Bo temple and hundreds of houses surrounding it are still badly flooded and it did not seem the floodwater, which was 80 centimetres high, was going to drop anytime soon.
Many residents had to row boats to get around and resorted to ordering food delivered to them. The owners of flooded houses had also moved necessities to the second flood.
A lot of assets had got damaged but no government agency had come in to help the flood victims, Matichon said.
Top: Map showing tropical storm Conson’s path. Image: Accuweather
First below: This satellite image shows Conson on Thursday evening, Sept. 9, 2021, as it churns over the South China Sea. Photo: AccuWeather Enhanced RealVue™ Satellite
Further below and Home Page: Badly flooded Bang Bo district in Samut Prakan. Photos: Matichon