High tide floods Ho Chi Minh City suburb

People living in an outlying district of Ho Chi Minh City have once again faced immense challenges presented by high tide

A 'banh mi' (Vietnamese sandwich) vendor had a poor-sales evening due to the inundation on Le Van Luong Street in Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City on February 12, 2017.

Rising tide inundated a large area of Nha Be District in the southern hub on Sunday evening, causing difficulty for local residents as well as commuters.

This is not new to them as they tend to struggle with floodwaters whenever there is high tide.

Many sections of Le Van Luong Street in Nhon Duc and Phuoc Khien Communes were submerged by tidal water, while many vehicles traveling on the roads there broke down.

Many commuters had to push their broken-down motorcycles through the flooded streets.

A makeshift warning sign to signify a deep hole on a flooded street. Photo: Tuoi Tre

“It is quite common for high tide to flood the neighborhoods. However, the incident occurring in January was unusual compared to the previous years,” Nguyen Thi Lien, a resident of Nhon Duc Commune, stated, referring to a recent tidal flood.

According to the Southern Weather Station, the water level in the Saigon River reached 1.58 meters at 4:30 pm on Sunday.

It is forecast to remain at 1.57 meters on Monday evening and to gradually recede the following days.

Street sweepers push a recycle bin on an inundated street. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A man rides his motorcycle on a flooded road. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A sign advertising a service that carries motorcycles through a flooded street. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A car breaks down on Le Van Luong Street due to floodwaters. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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