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Myanmar, Flooding in Homalin

11:35 Aug 25 2018 Uru River

Description
Water flows into the School in Namttaw village as an increase of U-ru River water level (Photo-Soe Moe)
HOMALIN- Water flowed into some villages situated beside the Uru River yesterdy morning, creating transportation woes for locals and travellers alike in Sagaing Region as the swelling of the river caused Homalin-Naungpoaung-Namttaw Road to also be flooded.

“Water level increased due to continuous heavy rain for about two days. While the rain pours heavily in upper Sagaing Region more,, we face many floods. Water wil gradually flows into the lower wards of Nampttaw village,” said Soe Moe from Namttaw village.

“We have temporarily closed the Basic Primary School in Nampttaw village. But the middle and high school level classes are still being opened. We are now monitoring the water level,” said Nan Su Yin, headmistress of Nampttaw Village Basic Education High School.

The flooding of Uru River caused the transportation difficulties and blocks in Homalin-Naungpoaung-Nampttaw motor road near Nampttaw village.

Likewise, due to erosion of Laytan Creek bank in Paygon village, Indaw Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region, some houses were moved as an emergency, says MP Than Win from No.2 Constituency in Indaw Township.

“Two houses were moved as an emergency. Some families still remain behind for moving. Heavy rain and water from Laytan Creek caused the flooding in our region. So, the cliff face have been eroded about 20-ft per day. Due to erosion of Laytan Creek, houses have been moved yearly,” said MP Than Win.

Kachin State is situated in the western part of Laytan Creek near Paygon village, Indaw Township and Sagaing Region is also placed in the eastern part of the creek.

However, there was no bank erosion in Kachin State and only Sagaing Region faces the bank erosion, according to the MP Than Win.

The Laytan Creek flows into Indaw Township, Sagaing Region, passing through the Kachin State.
Additional Data
Country: Myanmar
Affected Area / Region: Homalin

Casualties

Affected Families: 183256

Damages

Damaged educational facilities (e.g. schools): 2 schoolsAccess to early warning: Yes

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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