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HCM City takes steps to deal with high tides

Update: December, 07/2018 - 19:00
Flooding caused by high tides on Mạc Đĩnh Chi Street in District 1. HCM City is deploying solutions to reduce tidal damages. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY— The HCM City Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has directed personnel to take measures to prevent flooding caused by high tides.

The People’s Committee of districts 12, Thủ Đức, Bình Thạnh, Bình Tân, Củ Chi, Bình Chánh and Hóc Môn have informed the public about the specific dates and times of the expected tidal peak.

In addition, the districts have prepared equipment to reinforce weak embankments.

The city’s Department of Transport, Steering Centre of The Urban Flood Control Programme, and HCM City Urban Drainage company are working to prepare human forces, equipment and solutions to prevent damage caused by tides.

They are also working with the city’s firefighter police to apply pumps in areas that are easily flooded.

In addition, the city’s authority directed traffic police and young volunteer forces to regulate traffic in flood-prone areas.

According to the Southern Hydro-Meteorological Station, the tidal level of Sài Gòn River measured at the downstream Sài Gòn-Đồng Nai river is expected to exceed the alarm level 3 by 0.1 to 0.15m on December 8 and 9.

The tidal level measured at Phú An Station and Nhà Bè Station will exceed alarm level 3 by 0.07 to 0.12m.

The tidal peak is expected to appear from 5am to 7am and 5pm to 7pm.— VNS

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