Flood tide continues to disrupt the daily activities of people in Ho Chi Minh City, staying at a high level of 1.65m on late October 21, receding just 3cm from the record high 1.68m one day earlier.

Many roads and residential areas are submerged under 0.3 – 0.5m of water.

According to the Steering Centre of the Urban Flood Control Programme in HCM City, the high flood tide from 1.58 – 1.68m in the past few days inundated 16 roads in the inner area and overflowed many water-retention walls.

Le Thi Xuan Lan from the Southern Regional Hydro-Meteorological Centre said that the flood tide level in HCM City has continuously rising since 2006, which is obviously due to impacts of the climate change.

She noted that flood tide usually reaches its crest in November or December, warning the city to brace for possible higher level of flood at the end of the year.-VNA