Xekong Faces Flooding
Xekong province was faced with flooding in the wake of heavy rainfall that began in the evening of September 12 and continued into the morning of the next day.
The Meteorology Division of the Meteorology and Hydrology Department warned on September 12th that strong wind gusts and heavy rain would likely affect parts of Laos from September 13-15.
Xekong is one of the areas in the path of a storm blowing in from the east. Weather forecasters warned of strong winds and heavy rain.
Following the rain, some communities in low-lying area of Lamam district were under water.
The winds were detected over the South China Sea on September 12. The storm was predicted to reach Danang on the Vietnamese coast September 13 and to move across Laos in the afternoon, with most of the effects felt in the provinces of Xekong and Saravan.
Some roads in the town centre were flooded, but the water caused little damage.
The public is urged to take care and be alert to the possibility of falling trees and damage to houses and other buildings. Landslides may also occur, along with flash flooding caused by heavy rain, and everyone is advised to listen to weather forecasts issued by the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.