Vietnam: Many Mekong Delta provinces submerged in floodwaters

Oct 10, 2013

 

VietNamNet Bridge – More rains and tide rise have caused several flooding in many locations in the Mekong Delta such as Can Tho, An Giang, Vinh Long…

Upstream water flow to An Giang and Dong Thap, flooding homes, roads and threatening about 300.000ha of rice.

These two upstream provinces have been affected most severely. Some dikes protecting the fall-winter crop are being threatened. The authorities and residents are trying to reinforce the dikes.

Mr. Vo Thanh, Director of the Hydrometeorological Center of An Giang Province said the flooding situation will last for several days.

In Can Tho, the main roads in the districts of Ninh Kieu, Binh Thuy and Cai Rang are submerged in water from 20-40 cm deep.

According to the Committee for Flood and Storm Control and Search and Rescue of Can Tho, tidal at this time (early September in lunar calendar) is high, exceeding the alarm level 3.

Situated between the Tien and Hau rivers, Vinh Long City also suffers severe floods.

The dikes in Hong Ngu district of Dong Thap province are being reinforced to prevent flooding in the field.

The dikes in Hong Ngu district of Dong Thap province are being reinforced to prevent flooding in the field.

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Using trees and soil bags to reinforce the dyke.

Using trees and soil bags to reinforce the dyke.

Soldiers help people to save paddy.

Soldiers help people to save paddy.

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Shipping sandbags to the sections of weak dyke.

Shipping sandbags to the sections of weak dyke.

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The water in Tan Chau (An Giang) flows strongly and tends to rise.

The water in Tan Chau (An Giang) flows strongly and tends to rise.

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Houses in deep floodwaters in Tan Hong district (Dong Thap).

Houses in deep floodwaters in Tan Hong district (Dong Thap).

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Flood waters create strong currents so some households have to use wires and trees to protect the houses.

Flood waters create strong currents so some households have to use wires and trees to protect the houses.

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Floodwaters submerge the watershed districts of Tan Hong, Hong Ngu, Tam Nong and Thanh Binh of Dong Thap province, causing difficulties in daily life.

Floodwaters submerge the watershed districts of Tan Hong, Hong Ngu, Tam Nong and Thanh Binh of Dong Thap province, causing difficulties in daily life.

Students in An Phu district go to school by boats because the roads are flooded.

Students in An Phu district go to school by boats because the roads are flooded.

Many homes and crops outside the dike are submerged in floodwater.

Many homes and crops outside the dike are submerged in floodwater.

Many households have to build temporary tents in high places.

Many households have to build temporary tents in high places.

Catching fish in the flood season. Source: Tri Thuc

Catching fish in the flood season. Source: Tri Thuc

 

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Comment by Andrey Eroshin on October 13, 2013 at 12:43pm
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Thanks Kojima !

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