Ho Chi Minh City facing highest tide

High tide yesterday submerged the inner districts of Ho Chi Minh City, causing difficult travelling for all vehicles.

Functional forces and people quickly reinforced dyke systems along Sai Gon River.

The highest water level was recorded at 1. 65 meters in Phu An station of Sai Gon River, at 1.69 meters in Nha Be district.

The water level in Sai Gon River  yesterday began rapidly rising and submerging several low areas such as Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, D1 and D5 Street of Binh Thanh district, Huynh Tan Phat Street of district 7 and Nha Be district.

The tide caused serious flooding in 0.5 meter water and 1 kilometer traffic jam.

Many motobikes broke down engine and got stuck on main streets during rush hour.

Thu Duc district’s functional forces and people quickly reinforced dyke systems along Sai Gon River to avoid the bad situation. 

Earlier, the high tide destroyed a stretch of the dyke and 50,000 apricot roots of 10 households prepared for the Lunar New Year.

A large number of fish in breeding farms went into the river due to high tide.

 

By Quoc Hung- Translated by Huyen Huong

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