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High tide floods Ho Chi Minh City suburb

Monday, February 20, 2017, 16:42 GMT+7

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

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.

“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.

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