High tides sweep into Mekong Delta provinces

Over the past few days, high tides have flooded a number of provinces in the Mekong Delta, causing damage to local vegetable and aqua farms, as well as causing severe landslips.

High tides flood Ly Tu Trong Street, Can Tho City

In inner Can Tho Province, the water level in almost rivers has continued to rise, bringing severe floods to many streets and houses.

In Kien Luong, Hon Dat, An Minh and An Bien Districts of Kien Giang Province, flood water has submerged more than 3,000 hectares of vegetables and 1,000 hectares of aqua farms.

In Ca Mau Province, high tides have caused landslips to many sections of the coastline in the east, particularly in Ganh Hao and Ho Gui seaports.

Landslips have also occurred on 20 different sections of the 92 kilometer dyke system running from Dat Mui Commune, Ngoc Hien District to the area bordering Kien Giang Province.

In Cai Cam seaport of Phu Tan District, high tides and large waves swept away 70 meters of embankment and 40 meters of sea dykes, while waves also swept away many trees in the protected forests in U Minh coastal province.

Over the past few years, sea waves have swept away some 100 hectares of land lying along the coast of Ca Mau Sea, causing damage to many local people’s houses, public works and agricultural infrastructure. 

By Binh Dai – Translate by Phuong Lan

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