07 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - More than 2000 people have been displaced and some schools have been temporarily closed due to flooding, according to Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management.
Kayin, Mon, Rakhine, Thaninthari, Bago
"About 26,400 people have been affected by flooding as of August 5 and 6. We are providing food and other emergency supplies and tallying the number of people hit by flooding," an official from the department said.
It has been raining heavily nationwide over the past several days and river levels have risen, flooding several parts of the country.
According to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, a low-pressure area over the northern part of the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a depression.
Weather reports say winds at the
The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology says while the weather system is not moving towards Myanmar, it would still bring rain to parts of the country.
According to the department, the depression, currently
Rain or thunderstorms will be widespread in Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing, Mandalay, Magwe, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Tanintharyi, Chin, Rakhine, Kayin, and Mon with isolated heavy rain and strong winds.
In Kayin, Hlaingbwe, Hpa-an, Kawkareik, Kya-in Seikkyi
In Ayeyarwady, 14 schools were closed temporarily by floods in the townships of Danuphyu, Ingapu, Kangyidaunt, Maubin, Pathein
Since the start of this year's monsoon, an estimated 100,000 people in nine states and regions have been affected by flooding.
July and August see the heaviest for rainfall in Myanmar every year, and heavy rains are expected to continue across the region, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.
Frequent squalls with rough to very rough seas will be experienced along Myanmar's coasts, with surface wind speeds of up to 73
Due to the depression, strong winds with heavy rain are expected, and people should beware of flooding and landslides near hilly areas.
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