In pictures: Many Mekong Delta provinces submerged in floodwaters
The Mekong Delta in Vietnam has recently experienced severe flooding due to an increase in rain and tidal rise. The provinces of An Giang and Dong Thap have been affected the most, with flooding affecting homes, roads, and threatening 300,000 hectares of rice crops. To combat the flooding, the authorities and residents are working to reinforce the dikes protecting the fall-winter crops.
Here are some key takeaways:
- Severe flooding in Mekong Delta due to rain and tidal rise
- Provinces of An Giang and Dong Thap most affected
- Authorities working to reinforce dikes, ensure resident safety
Impact of Flooding in the Mekong Delta
In Can Tho, the districts of Ninh Kieu, Binh Thuy, and Cai Rang are currently experiencing flooding, with water levels ranging from 20-40 cm deep. The Committee for Flood and Storm Control and Search and Rescue in Can Tho has reported that the current tidal levels are high, exceeding the alarm level 3.
Vinh Long City, located between the Tien and Hau rivers, is also facing severe floods. The situation is expected to last for several days, according to the Director of the Hydrometeorological Center of An Giang Province.
Urgent Action Needed to Ensure Resident Safety and Mitigate Flooding Impact
These floods have not only affected the infrastructure but also the daily lives of the residents in the Mekong Delta. It is imperative for the authorities to take prompt action to mitigate the impact of these floods and ensure the safety of the residents.