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18 Aug 2019 description
report Mizzima News

The social arm of the telecom company Ooredoo Myanmar is working to provide humanitarian aid to flood-hit communities in Mon State, according to a press release.

Unprecedented heavy rains and high tight caused floods in various parts of Mon State in previous week. Many of the people from Mon Sate have been displaced from their homes and some permanently because of landslides.

18 Aug 2019 description

Flood condition of Shwegyin River

According to the (16:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Shwegyin River at Shwegyin has reached its danger level. It may continue to rise from the present water level about (½) foot during the next (1) day and may remain above its danger level.

Advisory

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river banks and low lying areas in Shwegyin Township to take precaution measure.

18 Aug 2019 description

Flood condition of Sittoung River

According to the (13:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Sittoung River has exceeded by about (2½) feet at Madauk above its danger level. It may rise from the present water level about (½) foot during the next (2) days and may remain above its danger level.

Advisory

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river banks and low lying areas in Madauk to take precaution measure.

17 Aug 2019 description

Flood condition of Sittoung River

According to the (13:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Sittoung River has exceeded by about (2½) feet at Madauk above its danger level. It may remain above its danger level during the next (3) days.

Advisory

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river banks and low lying areas in Madauk to take precaution measure.

16 Aug 2019 description
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97,000 People Displaced

Overview

Floodwaters are receding in many areas across Myanmar, with the number of people sheltering in temporary evacuation sites now below 100,000 people from a peak of more than 110,000 people on 13 August. Mon State is severely affected, with huge tracts of farmland and entire villages submerged as water levels have not yet subsided. Over the next few days, more heavy rainfall is predicted for Mon State, Kayin State, and Taninthayi Region, each one already heavily affected.

15 Aug 2019 description

India

Since early August, southern and southwestern India have been affected by renewed flooding and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rainfall.

Across Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat at least 244 people have been killed and more than 1.2 million people have been forced to flee to camps established by the government.

Though floodwaters have begun to subside in some areas, humanitarian needs remain high...

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15 Aug 2019 description
report Mizzima News

By Tun Tun Win

Geologists from the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Department have inspected a hill at Thae Phyi Gone village on Yangon-Mawlamyine highway in Paung Township, Mon State after a landslide at Malatt hill of Kalama mountain range.

After incessant heavy rain in the area, there was a landslide on August 9 and 27 houses in Thae Phyu Kone village were buried under the huge land mass. Search and Rescue team have so far found 64 dead.

14 Aug 2019 description
  • Heavy monsoon rain, floods and landslides continue to affect the country resulting in additional deaths and displacing thousands.

  • According to UN OCHA, at least 80,000 people are displaced and sheltering in 170 evacuation sites across the country. Media report that the number of deaths from the landslide in Paung Township (Mon State) has risen to 61. The mudflow destroyed dozens of houses and displaced 150 people.

  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is forecast across the country, particularly in the Lower Sagaing Region.

14 Aug 2019 description
report The Irrawaddy

By LAWI WENG

While some camps for those displaced by severe weather have closed in areas that have seen recent slowdowns in precipitation, many others in states and regions across the country have opened to provide temporary shelter to what the Myanmar government reports are 80,000 people forced to flee their homes in the wake of landslides and monsoon rains.

The Department of Disaster Management-Myanmar reported on Aug. 11 that camp closings in Chin, Rakhine and Kachin states and in Irrawaddy Region have sent 80,609 flood-displaced people back to their homes.

14 Aug 2019 description

Natural Disaster Management Committee Chairman Vice President U Henry Van Thio accompanied by Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye, Deputy Ministers Rear Admiral Myint Nwe, U Tin Myint, U Hla Kyaw, U Soe Aung and departmental officials inspected natural disaster affect regions in Mon State.

13 Aug 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

During week thirty two (32), Southwest Monsoon has strengthened and has brought torrential rainfall over the northern region of ASEAN, resulting to floods and landslides, especially in the Mekong sub-region. Furthermore, the presence of a tropical storm outside the Philippine area of responsibility enhanced monsoon effects in the western part of the country. In addition, low pressure areas resulted to localised tornadoes in several provinces in the Philippines.

HIGHLIGHT:

13 Aug 2019 description

According to the (14:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Bago River at Bago is observed as about (1½) feet below its danger level. It may reach its danger level during the next (2) days.

According to the (14:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ngawun River at Thabaung is observed as about (½) foot below its danger level. It may reach its danger level during the next (2) days.

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river banks and low lying areas at Bago and Thabaung Townships to take precaution measure.

12 Aug 2019 description
  • Continuous Monsoon rains have resulted in flooding in Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kayin, Mon, and Tanintharyi states in southern Myanmar. Mon and Bago are severely affected with more than 40,000 people evacuated. According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a rain-induced landslide occurred in a village in Paung Township (Mon State) on Friday. Search and rescue operations have recovered 53 dead bodies, 29 are believed to be still missing.

12 Aug 2019 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Myanmar Red Cross, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is currently considering whether external assistance is required.

The situation

12 Aug 2019 description
report The Irrawaddy

By HTET KHAUNG LIN & LAWI WENG 11 August 2019

PAUNG TOWNSHIP, Southern Myanmar—The death toll from a landslide in southern Myanmar on Friday has risen to 52, according to local officials.

Rescue teams are still searching for missing persons at the base of a mountain in Mottama, in Mon State’s Paung Township—where heavy monsoon rains continue to wreak havoc—the township’s administrative department told The Irrawaddy on Sunday.

The area was hit by a large landslide just after 8 a.m. Friday.

12 Aug 2019 description

Flood condition of Sittoung River

According to the (13:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Sittoung River has exceeded by about (3½) feet at Madauk above its danger level. It may continue to rise from the present water level about (1) foot during the next (2) days and may remain above its danger level.

Flood condition of Shwegyin River

12 Aug 2019 description

According to the (11:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Shwegyin River at Shwegin is observed as about 4 (cm) below its danger level. It may reach its danger level during the next (1) day.

According to the (11:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Thanlwin River at Hpaan is observed as about (½) foot below its danger level. It may reach its danger level during the next (1) day.

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river banks and low lying area at Shwegyin and Hpaan Townships to take precaution measure.

12 Aug 2019 description

Corrigendum - An earlier version of this update published on 12 August erroneously reported activities by WHO that are part of its contingency plan but have not yet been activated. The text in paragraph four has been corrected to reflect WHO's current activities.

80,000 People Displaced

Overview