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Dark days for Mon after chain of disasters

16 Aug 19 - Source - Myanmar Times - After hearing a rumbling rolling "boom" for five seconds, all the houses, including those of U Khin Maung and his neighbours , were engulfed in stones, rocks and mud. As he came out of his house after hearing the noise, he saw a pile of mud cover his neighbour's ...
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Flooding handled poorly, says senior Mon official

13 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A senior Mon State official has critised the government's disaster management efforts in the wake of the flooding that hit the state severely over the past week. Mon State Assembly Deputy Speaker U Aung Naing Oo said more public announcements and supervision were ...
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Dawei flood and landslide damages home, water shortage

13 Aug 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - DAWEI- Flood and landslide occurred in the villages in Ye Phyu Township, Dawei District, Taninthari Region, caused house damages and drinking water shortage, say locals. Due to heavy downpours across Dawei District, villages were submerged and the road on Yangon-...
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Myanmar Monsoon Floods Update (As of 11 August 2019)

80,000 People Displaced Overview As of Sunday 11 August 2019, there were more than 80,000 people sheltering in evacuation sites across Myanmar, as the country has been battered over the last week by torrential monsoon rains that triggered a landslide in Paung Township, Mon State, killing more than 5...
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Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar

By AFP 12 Aug 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - MAWLAMYINE — Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday. Seasonal monsoon rains batter the country ...
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52 Dead in Mon State Landslide; Southern Myanmar Still Flooding

11 Aug 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - PAUNG TOWNSHIP, Southern Myanmar—The death toll from a landslide in southern Myanmar on Friday has risen to 52, according to local officials. Rescue teams are still searching for missing persons at the base of a mountain in Mottama, in Mon State's Paung Township—w...
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Myanmar Monsoon Floods Update (As of 8 August 2019)

12,000 people displaced in the last two days 105,000 people cumulatively 105,000 displaced since June Overview Nearly 12,000 more people were displaced by monsoon flooding in Myanmar over the last two days, bringing the current total number of people sheltering in evacuation sites due to floods to m...
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Ten Dead, Dozens Missing in Landslides in Myanmar’s Mon State

By Lawi Weng | 9 August 2019 Ten people have died and dozens are missing after a landslide in Mottama, a small town in Thaton District in Mon State, according to local sources. At least 30 others are still missing, according to the Mudon Recuse Association (MRA). According to the Mon State Governmen...
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Monsoon flooding kills 3, displaces residents in Myanmar

YANGON, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Three people have been killed by monsoon flooding which occurred in Myanmar's states and regions since last month, an official from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told Xinhua. "About nine states and regions including Kayin, Mon states and Bago regi...
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Floods hit 2000 people

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 and Ayeyarwady have been especially affected by this year's fl...
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Heavy rain, high tide lead to temporary closure of two schools in Htantabin Township

06 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - On account of heavy rain and high tide, the Kazan and Thitseint primary schools in Htantabin Township of northern Yangon District have been temporarily shut down, according to the Township Education Office. The classrooms in the school compounds have...
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Torrential rain causes flash flood in Kyaukkyi, Bago Region

06 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Torrential rain caused flash flood in Kyaukkyi, Bago Region, yesterday inundating the low-lying areas and the residents were evacuated. The water level in the Sittoung River reached its danger mark yesterday morning and overflow water from the river ...
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Mini dams built for flood prevention, water supply in Rakhine State

05 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Rakhine State branch of the Department of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management (IWUMD) built the Yoetayok Dam in Ponnagyun Township in the fiscal year 2018-2019. The dam near Yotayok village is one of the dams the department built in Rakhi...
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Heavy rain destroys city wall in Pyu ancient city

31 July 19 - Source: Eleven Media - PYI-Due to heavy rain, eastern city hall in Sri Ksetra, Pyi Township, Bago Region (west) was collapsed nearly 30 feet yesterday morning, according to World Heritage Department (Branch) of Archeological Research and National Museum Department under the Ministry of ...
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About 20 huts in Hpakant swept along with torrential rain

1 Aug 19 - Source: Eleven Media - MYIKYINA-About 20 huts in Seikmu village-tract, Hpakant Township, Kachin State, were swept along with the waters, leaving one dead, says Zaw Moe, one of the members of Hpakant Social Welfare Association. As of now, especially vulnerable places such as over 30 squatt...
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