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Mekong delta needs to prevent early floods from high tides

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, water level on the Nine Dragon River has rapidly increased due to high tide.

The Mekong delta's provincial authorities make measures to mitigate the impact of flooding caused by high tides.

The Mekong delta's provincial authorities make measures to mitigate the impact of flooding caused by high tides.

Currently, the water level on Tien River at Tan Chau Station, and Hau River at Chau Doc Station reaches at 2.37 meters.

The center warned the water level on Nine Dragon River to continue rising up and reach to its peak on November 8-9. 

By November 11, the highest level at Tan Chau Station will be  2.36 meters and at 2.35 meters at Chau Doc Station while the water level at stations in downstream rives of Nine Dragon will reach at the alarm level 2-3.
Facing with the situation, the General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control requested the provinces and cities in Mekong Delta to actively relocate their households out of the dangerous areas, especially risk places near landslides and low-lying areas 

Recently, Hau Giang province has approved landslide prevention projects and taken measures to deal with natural disasters by building the dyke systems.




BY CAO PHONG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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