Heavy rains cause floods in Wuntho, rescue teams help locals
14 Sep 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - rains in Wuntho, Sagaing Region on 13 September inundated roads and forced some families to evacuate their homes, according to the local authorities.
A rescue team composed of departmental officials and local people in Wuntho carried out rescue operations at the flooded area starting from 7am.
Next, Myananda and Myakanda wards in Wuntho were also flooded around 9 am on the same day and firefighters led by Chief Officer U Kyaw Myo Thu from Wuntho Township Fire Station helped to remove the belongings from houses in the flooded areas.
"Seven miles from Wuntho and three miles from Kawlin are still flooded, and roads and some places could not be accessible. The fire brigade is monitoring the situation to provide necessary assistance", said U Kyaw Myo Thu, Head of Wuntho Township Fire Services Department.
In Wuntho Township, the rainfall reached 1.16 inches at 1:30pm. The rainfall in Kawlin Township was 6.30 inches as measured at 1:30pm, according to the Department of Meteorology.—Ngwe Ooe (Katha) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)