Mekong tides cause flooding

The prolonged heavy rains and high tide caused serious flooding on National Highway No.1 across Tam Binh district of Vinh Long province this morning.

The prolonged heavy rains and high record flood tide cause serious flooding

The prolonged heavy rains and high record flood tide cause serious flooding

The water level was measured at 0.5 meters, causing difficult traffic for all vehicles. 

Yesterday, high tides destroyed fruit and vegetable crops in Mekong Delta provinces of Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau …

Local schools, offices and several routes were also sunk under water. 

According to the Southern region’s Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, the flood level at the downstream rivers of the southern region has rapidly been rising on September 21- 24. 

The highest record flood level on Hau River at Can Tho Station is reported to reach 1.90 meters, 1.80 meters on Tien River at My Thuan Station.

The flood level on Mekong River is warned to be alarm level 2. 

Amid to the flood- level increase, the functional agencies suggested the affected localities and residents to carry out necessary measures to strengthen dyke systems, ensure safety for local people. 
Here are some photos sent by SGGP Newspaper's reporter:

Flood tide causes flooding in Mekong Delta region  ảnh 1
Flood tide causes flooding in Mekong Delta region  ảnh 2

BY HAM LUONG- VINH TUONG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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