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Lao PDR, Flooding in Luang Prabang Province

17:05 Aug 1 2019 Nan district, Luang Prabang Province

Description
A massive rainstorm has finally broken the severe drought that gripped the country for months, causing flash flooding in Luang Prabang.
The Nan River burst its banks early Monday morning, overflowing into several nearby villages. Nearly 400 families have been affected by the floods, with local authorities providing assistance.

Villagers and their belongings are being moved by boat to higher ground, and so far there have been no reports of injury.
The floodwaters began to subside yesterday afternoon, and authorities are now undertaking an assessment of the damage caused to villagers’ homes and livelihoods.

The Meteorology and Hydrology Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, has issued a severe weather warning for many parts of the country, especially the northeast, central and southern regions as a tropical depression will pass over the country in the next few days.

The Lao PDR NDMO also taken several actions such as
-Provincial Committee on Disaster Prevention and Control Committee activated;
-Military and Police are take action on the evacuation and deploy evacuate and help cleaning house and road clearing;
-MoLSW will mobilize kitchen kits, Clothes, Rice to Nan district.

Source: NDMO Lao PDR - Report prepared by Vilayphong Sisomvang
Additional Data
Country: Laos
Affected Area / Region: Nan district: Luang Prabang Province

Casualties

Affected Families: 338
Affected Persons: 1722 (885 women, 837 men)

Damages

Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): three (2) bridges; four (4) points damages in road

Credibility: UP DOWN -1

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