Flood News Across the Country 2020

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16 Provinces and Capital City Affected by Flash Floods
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Up to the afternoon of Oct. 11, 2020, 16 provinces and capital city or 51 districts/cities and 157 communes/Sangkat across Cambodia have been facing with flash floods.

The figures were shared today by H.E. Khun Sokha, Spokesperson for the National Committee for Disaster Management, stressing that the northwestern provinces are the most-hit by flash floods.

Some 9,560 of the 101,812 affected people have been evacuated to safety grounds while nine people have found dead, he said.

About 24,666 houses, 39,462 hectares of rice fields and 34,188 hectares of subsidiary crops have been destroyed, without counting inundated school buildings, roads and bridges, the spokesperson added.
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Cambodia News, Pursat: A 21-year-old woman drowned when she was swept away after falling into a canal on the night of October 11, 2020 in Pursat city, Pursat province.
The body was found a few hours later and is being prepared for the traditional funeral rites by the young woman's family.

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Please citizens, please be careful when walking in dangerous flooded areas.
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Chamkar Te Dam on the ridge of Kirirom Mountain in Kampong Speu Province has collapsed due to flooding
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Cambodia News, (Kampong Speu): Mr. Vy Samnang, Governor of Kampong Speu Province, told the media on October 13, 2020 that the Chamkar Te Dam on the ridge of Kirirom Mountain collapsed this evening due to flood waters caused by exceptionally heavy rainfall .
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In this regard, the provincial governor called on all the population to be extremely careful, especially the people in Chambok commune, Tang Samrong commune, Tang Khya commune and Mohasang commune in Phnom Sruoch district.
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Does anyone know if Road 3 is closed? I was told that the dams/weirs had either broken or overflowed and the road was closed until October 20th but have not found any article or announcement to support that
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Element6 wrote:Does anyone know if Road 3 is closed? I was told that the dams/weirs had either broken or overflowed and the road was closed until October 20th but have not found any article or announcement to support that
According to this source it's closed....

But I was just watching a live video with govt officials walking around the dam and traffic seemed to still be slowly flowing across.

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lostjeremy wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:19 am
Element6 wrote:Does anyone know if Road 3 is closed? I was told that the dams/weirs had either broken or overflowed and the road was closed until October 20th but have not found any article or announcement to support that
According to this source it's closed....

But I was just watching a live video with govt officials walking around the dam and traffic seemed to still be slowly flowing across.

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Thanks for the update, much appreciated.

I may venture down there on my bike on Friday to see the situation before deciding to head to Kep in the evening, if I do I will update here
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Young Woman Drowns in Phnom Penh
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Cambodia News, Phnom Penh: Another tragic drowning occurred last night; on the night of October 13, 2020, a woman riding a white motorcycle with license plate Phnom Penh 1HE-6476 was driving on the road 87, corner 53bt, in Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh, when she fell into a flooded sewer, due to the heavy rainfall and flooded road. She was sent to the Russian hospital, but sadly died from the accident.
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The woman was young and recently married, and she leaves behind a husband and her 7-month-old baby.
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lostjeremy wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:19 am
Element6 wrote:Does anyone know if Road 3 is closed? I was told that the dams/weirs had either broken or overflowed and the road was closed until October 20th but have not found any article or announcement to support that
According to this source it's closed....

But I was just watching a live video with govt officials walking around the dam and traffic seemed to still be slowly flowing across.

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The road maybe closed and government officials wandering around but it won't stop khmers on thier moto bikes , same as red lights
I'm standing up, so I must be straight
What's a poor man do when the blues keep following him around.
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Cambodia News, Phnom Penh: At 1:50 pm on October 14, 2020, around the 7 Makara Bridge, Sangkat Kraing Pong, Khan Dangkor, Phnom Penh, along National Road 3, the water level was still rising.
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October 15, 2020
Dam damaged due to heavy rainfall
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Water inundates the western part of Phnom Penh and Kandal province after heavy rains caused the Stung Prek Tnaot Dam to overflow. In Kampong Speu, the sluice gate of the Chamkar Te Dam collapsed, prompting an urgent warning for people living in the area to be on standby for imminent flooding. Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology

The sluice gate at Chamkar Te Dam in Kampong Speu province’s Kirirom mountains, which holds 5 million cubic metres of water, has collapsed due to heavy rains.

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang on his Facebook page yesterday appealed to residents living in the area below the dam, including four communes of Chambok, Taing Sya, Taing Samrong, and Moha Saing of Phnom Sruoch district and Taing Krouch commune of Samrong Tong district, as well as along the Prek Tnaot bridge to stay alert and be ready to evacuate.

Samnang also urged the residents to proactively relocate to safe ground as the river had quickly escalated to flood levels in Chbar Morn city, and that the floodwaters were expected to reach more populated areas within hours.

“Please inform parents, aunts and uncles, because the flood will flow to the villages of Rolong, Prey Sleuk, Kaheng, Kab Touk, Phnom Dey, Thmei village, Kravien, Prey Beng, Tang Kroch, and Sampov,” he said. “Hurry to move your necessary belongings to a safe place as well as help each other to check on the elderly and children.”

In western Phnom Penh and Kandal province, the Stung Prek Tnaot dam yesterday overflowed due to continuing heavy rains, affecting at least 200 families who live in Sak Sampov commune, Dangkor district to evacuate to safer ground.

Minister of Water Resources Lim Kean Hor said during his visit at the site that Tuesday night’s heavy rain caused the Stung Prek Tnaot dam’s water level to rapidly rise to 6.52 metres at the front sluice and reached 9.25 metres at the back sluice, causing the river to overflow the spillways to other areas in Kandal province including Spean Thmor, Tien Rolous, Kong Noy and Prek Kampus communes.

The floodwaters from Stung Prek Tnaot also caused National Road 3 outside Phnom Penh on Tuesday to be in danger of collapse, causing the Ministry of Transport to close the road to prevent any possible risks or accidents occurring to the public.

During his inspection along National Road 3, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said that at least 245 kilometres of roads, equivalent to 199 sections have been affected by floods across 13 provinces.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773322/d ... -rainfall/
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