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HCM City enhances its efforts to combat floods

Update: November, 01/2013 - 16:25
The Steering Board for Combating floods and Victim Rescue of HCM City has asked relevant authorities to carry out plans to prevent floods caused by heavy rains, rising tides and water discharge from reservoirs in the upper sections of rivers in the region.— File Photo

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Steering Board for Combating floods and Victim Rescue of HCM City has asked relevant authorities to carry out plans to prevent floods caused by heavy rains, rising tides and water discharge from reservoirs in the upper sections of rivers in the region.

The board asked the authorities of districts 12, Thu Duc, Binh Thanh, Go Vap, Cu Chi and Hoc Mon to better control flood-prone spots and inspect embankments, dykes, sewers and culverts, and to prepare materials to prevent embankments from breaking.

The People's Committees of Thu Duc, Binh Thanh, Cu Chi and 12 Districts were asked to cooperate with the Sai Gon Industry Corporation to minimise floods in these districts.

According to forecasts from the Southern Hydro-Meteorology Station, water levels in rivers and canals in the city are expected to rise sharply, exceeding the alarm level No 3 in coming days.

The highest tide will be reached on November 5 and 7 between 3am and 7am and from 4pm and 8pm.

Under the station's forecasts, the rising tide at Phu An Station on Sai Gon River will reach 1.51 metres (exceeding the alarm level No 3) and 1.53 metres on November 3.

On November 4, the rising tide will reach 1.53 metres at 5 am and 1.59 metres at 4:30 pm.

On November 5, it will continue to reach 1.57 metres at 5:30am and 1.62 metres at 5:30 pm. —VNS

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