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Mekong River Flooding Threatens Parts Of Phnom Penh

The death toll caused by severe flooding along the Mekong River increased by eight, bringing the total number of deaths over the past two weeks to more than 20, including 11 children.

Phnom Penh will face flooding in certain areas from September 28, 2013,  as the level of the Mekong River surpasses emergency level, while heavy rainfall from tropical storm Wutip, which made landfall in Laos from the South China Sea on Friday, September 27, 2013.

A Cambodian man uses a makeshift raft next to his flooded house at a village along the Mekong river in Kandal province, Cambodia. According to an official of the Cambodian National Committee on Disaster Management, flooding has killed at least 20 people including 11 children, around 4765 families have been evacuated to higher ground and 33642 families have been affected. Photograph: Mak Remissa/EPA

A Cambodian man uses a makeshift raft next to his flooded house at a village along the Mekong river in Kandal province, Cambodia. According to an official of the Cambodian National Committee on Disaster Management, flooding has killed at least 20 people including 11 children, around 4765 families have been evacuated to higher ground and 33642 families have been affected. Photograph: Mak Remissa/EPA

Stung Treng, Kratie, Kompong Thom, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces have also been badly affected since Sept 15, 2013, while Kandal province began to flood on September 24, 2013.

National Road 5, north of Phnom Penh.

National Road 5, north of Phnom Penh (see  following map)

On September 27, 2013,, the Mekong River reached 10.06 meters at the Tonle Bassac-Chaktomuk water station on the city’s riverfront, just below the emergency 10.50-meter level, stirring concerns of further flooding in three districts: Meanchey, Dangkao and Pur Senchey.

Update of Sept 29, 2013:

Read more:
Phnom Penh Flooding, NR 5, Sept 27, 2013
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