Southern rivers about to see flood crest

The Regional Hydro Meteorological Center in Southern Vietnam announced on Friday that rising high tide floodwaters on lower reaches of rivers in the southern regions will continue to surge rapidly and peak at their highest level from October 16-18.

In the Mekong Delta, the surging tidewaters will peak at 1.95m at Can Tho Station on the Hau River and 1.85m at My Thuan Station on the Tien River.

Meanwhile, the lower reaches of Saigon-Dong Nai River will see flood crest peak at 1.55m at Phu An Station on the Saigon River and 1.53m at Nha Be Station on the Dong Dien Canal.

Ho Chi Minh City will be affected not only by the high tide but also the release of floodwaters from Dau Tieng-Phuoc Hoa Irrigation Reservoir.

City authorities have instructed relevant departments and district officials to examine places vulnerable to flooding and evacuate residents from danger zones.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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