Several streets and lots of houses in My Tho City of Tien Giang Province in southern Vietnam were inundated due to high tide from Sunday evening till Monday morning.
The Trung Luong intersection continued to be a flooding hotspot where traffic chaos gripped an area spanning from Trung Luong to another intersection of National Highway 60 with Ap Bac Street.
Despite efforts by traffic police officers to improve the traffic flow, a huge volume of vehicles entering Tien Giang from the Rach Mieu Bridge, which spans over the Tien River and links Tien Giang with neighboring Ben Tre Province, worsened traffic congestion on many flooded streets.
The high tide also wreaked havoc on a number of houses in My Tho, forcing affected residents to stay up all night to lift household appliances to avoid flood damage.
The flooding was also attributed to the urgent closure of a drainage system in the area.
The closure is aimed at protecting production activities in the city from saltwater intrusion, explained a local firm in charge of operating irrigation facilities in Tien Giang.
|Many houses are inundated due to high tide in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre
|The yard of a local house is waterlogged as the result of high tide in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre
|A man is seen removing trash from a manhole to let flood water drain away quickly. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre