More flooding forecast from extreme high tide in city

Extreme high tide of over level 3 and simultaneous release of floodwaters from reservoirs into the Dong Nai River at the end of October will be catastrophic.

(FIle) A flooded street in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

This warning was issued by the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention on Friday.
 
The high tide combined with the release of floodwaters from the Tri An and Srok Phu Mieng hydropower plant reservoirs will raise water levels by month end. The two reservoirs are located in the neighboring provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc.

Water levels are expected to reach 1.41m at Phu An Station on the Saigon River by Sunday and surge to 1.47m and 1.52m during the next two following days. High tide will occur during early morning hours.

The HCMC Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention has proposed to district people’s committees to be prepared and alert, especially in highly vulnerable locations which may be inundated by floodwaters in Districts 12, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc, Go Vap, Binh Chanh, Cu Chi and Hoc Mon.

Besides, they should also take measures to prevent and cope with the flooding that will be caused by the high tide and release of floodwaters from the Tri An and Srok Phu Mieng reservoirs.

By Dinh Ly – Translated by Hai Mien

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