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Cambodia, Mekong River Flooding

08:23 Aug 6 2014 Kampong Cham, Kratie, Stung Treng and Kandal

Description
Due to high intensity of rainfall, Mekong River has swell and caused flooding to the surrounding areas. More flooding is expected if the rain continues. The provinces affected so far includes: Kampong Cham, Kratie, Stung Treng and Kandal
12 out of Cambodia's 25 cities and provinces are suffering from floods caused by monsoon rains and Mekong River flooding

IMPACT
45 dead
16,000 families were affected and evacuated
3,080 houses inundated
44,069 hectares of rice field were inundated
5,617 hectares of secondary crops were inundated

RESPONSE
The local authorities provided response to the affected communities. More impact assessment is still conducted by provincial and national authorities.
The government also prepared 200 units of heavy equipment in Phnom Penh and the provinces of Takeo, Svay Rieng, Oddar Meanchey and Battambang to divert water or mitigate overflows from inundated homes and farmland
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