Flood tide estimated to hit record today

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, water level of Nine Dragons and Sai Gon River continues rapidly rising and reaching a high record on November 16.

Illustrative photo: SGGP

Currently, as the water level at the downstream stations of the Cuu Long (nine dragons) and Sai Gon River reaches at the alarm level 3, the high tide is warned to submerge the low areas of Ho Chi Minh City from November 16.

Yesterday, the residents of Ho Chi Minh City struggled to deal with the flood tides. High tides caused damages of houses, fish in breeding farms and thousands of apricot roots in Thu Duc district.

A large number of fish went into the river due to high tides.
After receiving the information, the functional forces of Hiep Binh Phuoc commune in Thu Duc district timely reinforced dyke systems.
By 5: 30 am this morning, the tide in Ho Chi Minh City reached its peak of 1.63 meters, submerging many streets in districts of 1, 2, 7, 6 and Thu Duc.
The weather center warned that new tropical low pressure or storm is forecast to appear and make landfall in the south central and central highlands of Vietnam in the upcoming time.

By Phuc Hau- Translated by Huyen Huong

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