Mawlamyine, July (19)

People were evacuated after heavy rainfall inundated three townships in Mon State, locals and rescue teams told Than Lwin Times.

Since the night of July 17, the incessant rain has caused flooding on roads in Mon State’s Ye, Thanbyuzayet, and Mudon townships.

According to a responsible official of the Thanbyuzayet social rescue team, some flood victims had to be relocated overnight, and most of them were monitoring the situation.

According to information obtained by Than Lwin Times as of 5:00 p.m., nearly 400 flood-hit residents of Hangan village in Ye Township, more than 300 from Kyonkadek village in Thanbhyuzayet Township, and more than 200 from Mudon had been evacuated.

According to a representative of the social relief group, they are currently preparing to open temporary relief shelters in Ye Township amid downpours. “We have prepared some shelters on high places, monasteries, and religious buildings for about 200 flood victims in Ye,” he said.

Water lodging occurs at five places along the Mawlamyine-Ye Pyidaungsu Road, so only trucks and passenger vehicles can travel on the flooded road.

Furthermore, the Mawlamyine-Ye highway in Zinkyaike of Paung Township began flooding yesterday evening as a result of the constant rainfall, according to local people.

Every year, Mon State gets afflicted by floods and natural disasters, and in 2019, floods and landslides killed around 70 locals.

News- Than Lwin Times


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