Cambodia, Flash flood in Banteay Meanchey Province

20:29 Sep 19 2012 Banteay Meanchey

The following information were synthesized from the Situation Report on 4 October 2012 produced by the Cambodia Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF) :
- The situation remains stagnant where water levels continue to fluctuate with consequent impact on population movement.
- 13,570 household are affected in eight of nine districts.
- 3,501 displaced families in Krong Poipet, Krong Serei Saophoan and Mongkol Borei.
- 11,574 houses flooded.
- 27,429 hectares of paddy rice and 1,879 hectares of cassava crop are affected.
- 160.7 km of roads are affected wherer 2.7 km road damaged.
- Death toll reports vary from 6 to 13.

To date the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), Cambodia HRF and the UN in Cambodia are working together on emergency prepadness and response actions.

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- At least 2 people were drowned and nearly 4,000 families have been evacuated to higher ground due to flash floods that have been hitting the provinces of Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom, according to the latest report of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) on Wednesday evening.

"The two dead persons were adults," Keo Vy, chief of the Cabinet of the NCDM, told Xinhua by telephone. "One was in Kampong Thom and the other in Banteay Meanchey."

According to Keo Vy, the floods also submerge 8,033 hectares of rice paddy and 1,530 hectares of cassava crops in Banteay Meanchey.
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