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Tidal flooding causes mayhem in HCMC

By Dinh Van, Quynh Tran, Thanh Nguyen   November 5, 2021 | 08:15 pm PT
Streets and houses were flooded in HCMC on Friday afternoon as seasonal tides rose high in the Saigon River.
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A 200-m flooded section on Luong Dinh Cua Street in Thu Duc City.

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People help one another drain floodwater from vehicle exhaust pipes.

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People push a stalled car in the flooded area.

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A man who identified himself only as Dong said he made dozens of calls to auto roadside assistance services, but no one obliged.
"This section has been under construction for years. That is why it floods every time it rains heavily or there are high tides."

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A man helps people avoid potholes under the waters.

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Some car drivers decided to stop and wait for the tide to recede.

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Ma Thanh Tuan of the civil defense force in District 1 opens a manhole cover on Calmette Street and removes trash so that the water can drain. "Garbage completely blocks the mouth of the sewer, and water cannot drain."

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Houses were flooded on Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7.

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A man piles sand bags to keep the floodwaters from his house.

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A woman wades in her house in Alley 331, Tran Xuan Soan Street.

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The waters started to recede around 6:30 p.m. on Luong Dinh Cua Street.
According to the Southern Region Hydro-Meteorological Center, the water level in the downstream area of the Dong Nai – Saigon river system will rise rapidly in early November and tides are likely to peak at 1.7 meters on November 6-7.

 
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