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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

11 Aug 2019 description

Myanmar

• Continuous Monsoon rain since the start of the month resulted to flooding in several areas in Southern Myanmar – Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kayin, Mon, and Tanintharyi.

• According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a rain-induced landslide occurred in a village in Paung Township (Mon State) on Friday. Search & Rescue operations has so far recovered 41 dead bodies, and believed another 41 are still missing. Rescued injured residents are immediately sent to hospitals for medical care.

11 Aug 2019 description
report Mizzima News

A major landslide sparked by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 23 people and injured dozens more in Mon State, according to officials Friday, as serious flooding forced tens of thousands across the country to flee their homes.

A local official told media that a deluge of mud engulfed 16 homes and a monastery early Friday in Thae Pyar Kone village in Mon state.

11 Aug 2019 description

Flood condition of Sittoung River

According to the (09:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Sittoung River has exceeded by about (4) feet at Madauk above its danger level. It may fall from the present water level about (2½) feet during the next (2) days and may remain above its danger level.

Flood condition of Shwegyin River

09 Aug 2019 description

12,000 people displaced in the last two days

105,000 people cumulatively 105,000 displaced since June

Overview

Nearly 12,000 more people were displaced by monsoon flooding in Myanmar over the last two days, bringing the current total number of people sheltering in evacuation sites due to floods to more than 38,000. More than 105,000 people have been displaced by flooding since late June, with people formerly displaced in Kachin, Rakhine and Chin states having already returned home when floodwaters receded.

09 Aug 2019 description
report The Irrawaddy

YANGON—Heavy monsoon rains have displaced some 26,000 people in 14 townships across southern Myanmar since Saturday.

Affected regions include Karen and Mon states and Bago, Tannithary and Irrawaddy regions.

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced that flooding will continue in Hpa-an, the capital of Karen State, at least until Friday, with water levels on the Salween River exceeding dangerous levels.

09 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 (4½) feet at Madauk above its danger level. It may fall 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

08 Aug 2019 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of July, the requirements had reached $26.14 billion. As at the end of July, 141.7 million people are estimated to be in need in 57 countries, a slight decrease of 1.2 million from last month. The plans aim to provide aid to 106.3 million people.

News from the pooled funds

08 Aug 2019 description

Heavy monsoon rains continue to affect Myanmar, causing widespread floods and displacing thousands of people.

Media report that 5,500 people have been displaced in Mon State, 1,500 in Kayin State and 500 in the Ayeyarwady Region. According to UN OCHA, as of 4 August, the total number of displaced has increased to 89,0000, of which 26,000 in Sagaing, Mandalay, Bago and Magway regions and Kayin State.

Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecast over northern and southern regions of the country.

08 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 (3) feet 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 area at Bago Township to take precaution measure.

08 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 (5) feet at Madauk above its danger level. It may remain above its danger level during next (3) days.

Flood condition of Shwegyin River

07 Aug 2019 description

According to the (10:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ngawun River at Pathein is observed as about (1) 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 Pathein Township, to take precaution measure.

Flood Warning graph for Pathein

06 Aug 2019 description

According to the observations at (09:30)hrs M.S.T today, the low pressure area over the North Bay of Bengal still persists. It is forecast to intensify into a depression during next (48)hrs.

General caution

Due to the low pressure area, rain or thundershowers will be widespread in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady and Taninthayi Regions, Rakhine, Kayin and Mon States with regionally and isolated heavyfalls and strong wind.

06 Aug 2019 description

Flood condition of Thanlwin River

According to the (13:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Thanlwin River has exceeded by about (2) cm at Hpaan above its danger level. It may continue to rise from the present water level about (2) feet 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 Hpaan Township to take precaution measure.

06 Aug 2019 description

According to the observations at (06:30)hrs M.S.T today, the low pressure area over the North Bay of Bengal still persists. It is forecast to intensify during next (48)hrs.

General Caution

Due to the Low Pressure Area, rain or thundershowers will be widespread in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady and Taninthayi Regions, Rakhine, Kayin and Mon States with regionally and isolated heavyfalls and strong wind.