|High tides flood HCM City’s Lê Văn Lương Street this early morning. — Photo thanhnien.vn|
HCM CITY — People and students in HCM City may be late for work and school early this morning due to the floods caused by high tides.
Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper reported that at around 6am, Lê Văn Lương Street in Nhà Bè District looked like a river because of the high tide. Knee-high water made drivers struggle to ride their motorbikes. Other streets, including Huỳnh Tấn Phát and Trần Xuân Soạn in District 7, also witnessed heavy flooding.
Some even fell and many motorbike engines broke down.
Locals said for years, whenever there is high tide, their streets and houses were flooded, causing difficulties in traveling and undertaking daily activities.
A stretch of the Sài Gòn River Dyke in the city’s Thủ Đức District broke yesterday morning due to the high tide. The tide reached its peak of 1.63m and broke 5m of the dyke in Hiệp Bình Phước Ward. The water flooded several houses and submerged some 50,000 yellow ochna trees grown by 10 households to sell during the celebration of Tết ( Lunar New year), which is two months away.
Yesterday afternoon, the tide reached a peak of 1.69m in Nhà Bè District, which made the river water overflow into the residential areas.
Flooding caused by the high tide was also seen in Bình Thạnh District, particularly in streets Xô Viết Nghệ Tĩnh, D1 and Thanh Đa Peninsula. — VNS