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Living with a river that rises; Coastal communities in Da Nang are
taking measures to respond to flash flooding, but is it enough? ADPC: Living with a river that rises; Coastal communities in Da Nang are <br> taking measures to respond to flash flooding, but is it enough?

Published on: 04/02/2013

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Climate Change and Climate Risk Management

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 0.15 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

Ms. Nguyen’s shop sits on the edge of the small rice farming community of Truong Dinh along the banks of the estuarine Cu Đ 2 River in the district of H2a Li2n. The town is one Da Nang’s many
coastal communities in Mid-Central Vietnam.

Nguyen, 45 years old, has lived and farmed along the Cu Đ2 River her entire life. Flash floods, destructive coastal storms with high winds and inundation jeopardize Nguyen and her neighbour’s livelihoods as the natural disasters leave little room to compromise. She frequently looses
her rice crop and often her community shop is inundated for weeks, depending on the strength of the storm that sweeps through.