Ho Chi Minh City

HCMC actively deals with high tide on Saigon River

The highest tidal level is warned to exceed alarming level 3 by  0.1- 0.15 meters on the Saigon River, resulting in serious floods in the large scale in Ho Chi Minh City from December 8-9, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.

Tide time is predicted to cause flooding in the city's  inner districts.

Tide time is predicted to cause flooding in the city's inner districts.

The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control last night asked the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Search and Rescue to urgently implement anti- flooding measures in order to ensure safety for local residents.

In particular, the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee needs to provide information about high tide in a timely manner for local authorities and people, especially those are living in low- lying areas alongside rivers and canals; actively protect dykes as well as ensure pumping station operation for urban drainage. 


BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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