Can Tho allows pupils absence from school due to high tide

In the recent days, the Mekong Delta provinces and cities have braced for large- scale flooding following the record-breaking high tides.
High tide inundated roads of Can Tho city
High tide inundated roads of Can Tho city

Amid the current situation, the Department of Education and Training of Can Tho city granted permission for a day off to pupils in tide- hit areas on October 1 in order to absolutely ensure their safety during the days of peak tide. 

According to the latest weather news of the Can Tho city’s hydro-meteorology Forecast Station, water levels on small- large riverbanks are expected to continue raising and peak on September 30 and October 1. 

The high tides are warned to happen at 6:00- 8:00 am at daytime and at 5:00- 7:00 pm in the evenings in row. 

In particular, the highest water level at Can Tho station’s Hau River is able to reach between 2.15 meters and 2.20 meters exceeding warning level 3 by 0.25 meter to 0.30 meter.