Cambodia: Floods - Sep 1996
Appeal Target : US$ 100,000
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0430
1. THE SECRETARIAT OF THE NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (SNDMC) ISSUED SITUATION REPORT NO. 1 WITH AN UPDATE ON THE FLOOD EMERGENCY COVERING THE PERIOD 4 TO 17 OCTOBER 1996. THE MAIN POINTS ARE SUMMARIZED IN PARAGRAPHS 2 TO 8 BELOW.
Following the heaviest rainfall for years produced by two storms in China, Laos and the north-east of Cambodia, the rapid and extraordinary rise in the level of the Mekong River has caused widespread flooding both in the region and more specifically in six provinces in Cambodia. The worst flooding occurred in Kampong Cham and Prey Veng which have been effectively cut off from the capital, Phnom Penh, and the neighbouring provinces. Moreover, some districts of Phnom Penh have also been seriously affected.
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Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0409