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19 Jul 2019 description

According to the (14:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ayeyarwady River at Myinmu is observed as about (3) feet below its danger level. It may reach its danger level during the next (3) days.

According to the (14:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Dokhtawady River at Myitnge is observed as about (2) 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 Myinmu Township and Myitnge to take precaution measure.

18 Jul 2019 description

I have just completed my mission to Myanmar’s neighbours Thailand and Malaysia. I thank the Governments of both countries for facilitating my visit.

18 Jul 2019 description

According to the (17:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ayeyarwaddy River at Mandalay is observed as about (3½) feet below its danger level. It may reach its danger level during the next (3) days.

According to the (17:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ayeyarwaddy River at Sagaing is observed as about (3½) feet below its danger level. It may reach its danger level during the next (3) days.

18 Jul 2019 description
report Mizzima News

By MIN AUNG KHINE

SITTWE—More than 9,000 people were displaced by floods in Rakhine State in the second week of July, according to the state’s Disaster Management Department.

The Kaladan and Lemyo rivers began rising on July 11 due to heavy rains, flooding Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U and Minbya townships in Mrauk-U District in northern Rakhine. Roads in Kyauktaw were impassable, disrupting transportation.

18 Jul 2019 description
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This update is produced by OCHA Myanmar in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 10 to 18 July 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 45,000 people are estimated to have been displaced by flooding in Kachin, Rakhine, Mon and Chin states and Mandalay, Sagaing, Bago and Magway regions in Myanmar.

17 Jul 2019 description
report Mizzima News

Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, Reuters reported.

Four towns along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers were in danger of being inundated as the rivers rose, the Department of Disaster Management said.

The northern state of Kachin was the worst affected, with 14,000 people forced from their homes near the banks of the Ayeyarwady river.

16 Jul 2019 description

SG/SM/19664-IHA/1468
15 JULY 2019

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life, displacement of people and destruction of property due to the heavy monsoonal rains and associated flooding across South and South-East Asia, most notably in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. He extends his condolences and solidarity to the families of the victims, to the Governments and people of the affected countries and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

16 Jul 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

During the week, Southwest Monsoon has brought scattered showers over some areas in the northern and the equatorial ASEAN region, while drought persist in the southern part of ASEAN region. However, geophysical activities intensified during the week, and have caused moderate damages in Indonesia and minor damages in the Philippines. As the disaster is still within the national capacity, AHA Centre will support by rapid monitoring and arranging standby procedure as a form of preparedness.

HIGHLIGHT:

16 Jul 2019 description
  • Parts of Myanmar have been affected by torrential rain and flooding. In Kachin State, more than 6,200 people are sheltering in 39 sites in Myitkyina, Bhamo and Shwegu. There are no reports of disease outbreak or casualties.
  • Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U and Minbya townships of Rakhine State, and Belin Township of Mon State are reportedly affected by floods with people evacuated from some areas.
  • National authorities, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, civil society organisations and private donors are responding to the immediate needs of those affected or displaced by floods.
15 Jul 2019 description

The IFRC said late last week that heavy monsoon rain had triggered landslides in camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh that house more than 900,000 people from Rakhine state, Myanmar.

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) response operations were underway in seven camps where at least 1,800 shelters have been damaged or destroyed and some 8,500 people affected.

15 Jul 2019 description

Heavy rainfall during Myanmar’s monsoon season resulted in the Laymyo River overflowing at the beginning of July. By 14 July, all of the more than 3,400 people living in the IDP camp of Sin Baw Kaing village, Mrauk-U Township, were affected, and had to be relocated.

The camp residents, displaced by fighting in Rakhine between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army group, were already poor conditions and are in need of humanitarian assistance, particularly shelter and NFIs.

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15 Jul 2019 description

Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River

According to the (14:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ayeyarwady River at Katha has reached its danger level. It may continute to rise about (2) feet from the present water level 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 Katha Township, to take precaution measure.

15 Jul 2019 description

Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River

According to the (10:30) hrs M.S.T observations today, the water levels of Ayeyarwady River have exceeded by about (1) foot each at Bhamo and Shwegu above their respective danger levels. The water levels may continue to rise from their present water levels about (1) foot at Bhamo during the next (1) day and about (1½) feet at Shwegu during the next (2) days and may remain above their respective danger levels.

Flood condition of Chindwin River

14 Jul 2019 description

Flood condition of Kaledan River

According to the (14:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Kaledan River has exceeded by about (3) feet at Kyauk Taw above its danger level. It may continute to rise about (2½) 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 Kyauk Taw Township, to take precaution measure.

14 Jul 2019 description

Flood condition of Ayeyarwaddy River

According to the (14:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ayeyarwaddy River has exceeded by about (6) cm at Shwegu above its danger level. It may continue to rise about (1½) feet during the next (2) days and may remain above its danger level.

Flood condition of Lay Myo River

12 Jul 2019 description

Flood condition of Lay Myo River

According to the (12:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Lay Myo River has exceeded by about (1½) feet at Myauk U above its danger level. It may continute to rise about (1½) 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 Myauk U Township, to take precaution measure.

11 Jul 2019 description

According to the (14:30) hrs M.S.T observations today, the water levels of Ayeyarwady River at Myitkyina, Bhamo and Shwegu are observed as about (3) feet, (7½) feet and (4) feetbelow their respective danger levels. The water levels may reach their respective danger levels during the next (2) days at Myitkyina and Shwegu and (3) days at Bhamo respectively.