Society Phú Quốc needs answers after historic floods

Authorities in Phú Quốc said the island must find a permanent solution to its flooding problem after it experienced the worst flooding in its history this month. 

The island, a tourist hotspot in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang, has suffered torrential downpours brought by Typhoon Wipha, which submerged thousands of houses. 

As of Sunday morning, the district continued to experience rain but the rainfall was not as heavy as in previous days. The water level has fallen and many families have returned to their homes.

Kiên Giang Province officials attributed the worst flooding in the island’s history to climate change and rapid urbanisation.

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