High tide to hit HCMC

The National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said that water level on the Cuu Long ( Mekong ) and Sai Gon rivers is forecast to exceed warning level 3.

Weather forecasters said that water level is rising on two rivers. At the Phu An station, water level was measured at 1.45 meter meanwhile it was high on Tien and Hau rivers, yesterday.

Sai Gon River at Phu An station's water level reached at  1.6 exceeding warning level 3 by 0.1 meter to 0.15 meter.

Following the high tides which will result in inundation in low-lying areas in Ho Chi Minh City, in its letter to the city’s steering board of disaster prevention and rescue, the board asked authorities to keep an eye on the development of tide and to adopt measures to cope with high tide on Sai Gon River.

Moreover, HCMC steering board should inform local administrations and dwellers in low-lying areas along rivers and canals to implement safety measures against electrocution and drowning. Additionally, the city should reinforce embankment along rivers and use pumps.