Torrential rain cause floods in some Regions and States

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NAY PYI TAW, 10 Aug-Torrential rains persisted from 7 until 9 August across the nation, causing floods in some Regions and States. People in the flooded areas were evacuated and provided accommodation at temporary relief camps in schools, monastic education schools and prayer halls. Responsible persons and well-wishers are providing meals, rice, edible oil, cash assistance and water, and medical staff, health care to the evacuees.

In Yangon Region on 8 August, heavy rains destroyed two wooden bridges and one interdistrict wooden bridge in Okkan, and two wooden bridges in Taikkyi Township. Altogether 176 families are accommodated in seven temporary relief camps.

It rained heavily in Thandwe, Rakhine State, on 7 and 8 August, flooding Wards (1), (2), (4) and (6) in coastal areas, and Maga Street on urban area. About 60 families are now staying in the relief camps. The heavy rain in Taungup on 9 August destroyed a wooden bridge at mile post No. 17/2 on Taungup-Thandwe Road.

Tamu in Sagaing Region saw pouring rain on 7 August, and Zaydan Ward and Sawbwar-inn Ward came under tides as tall as about two feet. Over 500 families were evacuated to safe places.

They are being provided with meals and drinking water. The District Department of Health has opened a health centre at the township Red Cross Society in Zaydan Ward (4) to give health care to the victims.

Floods due to torrential rains on 8 August destroyed the retaining wall of Hseikhmyaingku concrete bridge on Bogyoke Street in Phaungpyin, the wooden bridge over the Natdagar Creek between Nyaungdon and Minhla villages of PyindawU Village-tract in Kalay Township, and the approach structure to the self-reliant wooden bridge between Kyaungdaik and Hsedaw U villages. Ninety-eight victims of 28 families are now at the temporary relief camp. And 427 victims of 97 families were revacuated to Aungmingalar Theatre on Aungmyeman Ward.

They were provided with rice.

The nationwide rain did not spare Kalewa. On 8 August, the heavy rain caused landslide from a mountain, blocking Kalewa-Kale Road between mile post Nos 1/ 3 and 1/4 and between 2/ 6 and 2/7. The overflow water from the Chindwin River has caused floods on Bogyoke Street in Kale. The swollen river also provoked floods in Ward (3), and two families were moved to the temporary relief camp.

The bailey bridge with a wooden floor on Tiddim- Hmwarbin Road in Tiddim Township was thrown away by the swollen creek. A bridge on Tiddim-Tongzan Road subsided a little, refusing the traffic. Traffic came to a halt in some sites on Tiddim-Thaingngin Road due to landslides.

Htanzan wooden bridge on the earth road leading to Htatlwee Village and Htanzan Village, and the wooden bridge over Hanthainglwe Creek on the earth work leading to Htannwe Village and Teinzan Village were ravaged by the raging creek.

Those responsible are now making repairs to the destroyed roads and bridges. Local authorities and well-wishers are providing relief supplies, and health care to the victims at the relief camps.