28 SEP 2020 - Source: Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd.

Ayeyawaddy River water level in Myitkyina on September 27 at 13:30 pm measurement reached 1094 cm and it may reach danger water level according to an official from Myitkyina Meteorology and Hydrology Department Naing Lin Htwe.

Low lying areas in Myitkyina such as Kyat Paung Chan, Rampu, Leikone, and Myothit Gyi ward and Myityoe village are flooded and as a result, monsoon plantations are being flooded.

"Northern parts of Myanmar get heavy rain in this season. In July, the water level reached 1054 cm and now it reached 1094 cm. The water level is increasing 10 cm an hour and so it may reach danger water levels. Bamaw and Shwe Ku may reach dangerous water levels in two days," said Naing Lin Htwe.

In Myitkyina, about 424 people from 94 households suffered flooding and rescue works are being made according to Hla Kaythi Mar, from Kachin State Social welfare, relief and resettlement works Department.

According to the September 27th at 12:00 am measurement, Ayeyarwaddy river water level in Bamaw reached 1005 cm and in Shwe Ku, 873 cm.