Floods hit low-lying wards in Myitkyina
13 July 2020 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Low-lying wards in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, are flooded as the water level of Ayeyawady River has reached 1,046 cm after the incessant heavy downpours in northern Myanmar.
On 12 July, the natural disaster preparedness committee evacuated 107 population from 30 households in the region-3 in Yanpu ward and 72 populations from 14 households in the region-14 in Legone ward, to the schools, in cooperation with the organizations.
U Tin Htike, Director of Kachin State Meteorology and Hydrology said: "The maximum water level reached 1,046 cm. According to the measurement at 12.30 pm on 12 July, the water level of Ayeyawady River stood at 1,005 cm. The water level at Shwegu Township is expected to reach the danger mark as it is located in the low-lying area.
U Toe Toe Tun, an in-charge of Meteorology and Hydrology Station in Shwegu Township said: "The water level of Ayeyawady River in Shweku and Katha Township is expected to exceed their danger marks within the next two days. According to the measurement at 12.30 pm today, the water level stood at 884 cm. The people in wards and villages are moving to the monasteries and schools. Rescue operations are underway."
According to the list on 12 July, 75 people from 15 households are taking shelter at the monasteries.
According to the measurement at 12.30 pm on 12 July, the water level of Ayeyawady River in Katha Township stood at 950 cm. Within the next three days, the water level is expected to reach its danger mark of 1,040 cm.
In the second week of July, the heavy rains and landslides in the northern Kachin State caused delays in some road sections.