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Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

​31 Aug 18 - SWAR CREEK DAM, Myanmar (Reuters) - As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. The disaster spotlights safety concerns...
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Authorities allow Yangon-Bagan trains to resume operations

​31 Aug 18 - Eleven Myanmar  -  Transport authorities had allowed Yangon-Bagan train schedules to restart after flooding occurred on August 29, which prevented the trains from operating.  The trains will begin running again starting from August 30. But the trains running on Yangon-Man...
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More than 50,000 evacuated in Myanmar as homes, shops flooded after dam fails

29 Aug 18 - Reuters - ​IN KYIN KONE, Myanmar (Reuters) - More than 50,000 people have evacuated their homes in central Myanmar after part of a dam failed on Wednesday, inundating communities and damaging a bridge on a major highway, officials said. The incident spotlights safety concerns a...
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Myanmar dam breach floods town, two villages; blocks highway -fire dept

29 Aug 18 - ​ YANGON (Reuters) - Water breached a dam in central Myanmar on Wednesday, flooding a nearby town and two villages as well as a highway connecting the country's three most important cities, Yangon, Mandalay, and the capital Naypyitaw, the fire department said on its Facebook page. T...
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Floods continue to occur in lower areas of Bago

​28 Aug 18 -  Floods are continuing to occur in lower areas of Bago as water level in Bago River had overflowed for more than a month, sources said. Source: Eleven Myanmar Water level in Bago River increased for the second time starting from July 19 and some lower areas of Bago such as Zaing (s...
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Drought hits central Myanmar

​27 Aug 18 -  Farmers in the central Myanmar are facing difficulty in growing seasonal crops as there is a shortage of water due to drought. Source: Eleven Myanmar Farmers in some regions in Mandalay, Magway and Sagaing have to rely only on rainwater to grow crops. Due to less rains, only farme...
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Myanmar comes in 2nd on list of countries most prone to water-related disasters

​21 Aug 18 -  Myanmar is ranked 2 nd on the list of countries with the highest amount of dangers caused by water, said Dr Khin Ni Ni Thein, Secretary of the National-level Water Resources Committee Advisory Board. Writer: May Thin Kyi Due to heavy rains, rivers and creeks are flooded with rain ...
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Taninthayi River water level reaches danger level for 3rd time

20 Aug 18 - Water level of Tanintharyi River has reached its danger level for the third time and locals are in dire need of assistance. Starting one month ago, Tanintharyi Township and its nearby villages were flooded and locals already face many difficulties as they suffered prolonged flooding...
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More flood relief camps opened in Hpa-an

​18 Aug 18 -  Authorities have opened more flood relief camps in Hpa-an as water level in Thanlwin River reached above its danger level starting from July 21 causing widespread floods to occurr, sources said. "The river water level has decreased about one inch and will increase again if rain po...
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Convoy of Hope Responds to Flooding in Myanmar

17 Aug 18 - ​ In response to recent flooding in Myanmar, Convoy of Hope is distributing much need relief supplies to those who are affected. Across the country of Myanmar, thousands of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed leaving hundreds of thousands of people displaced. As resources ...
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People affected by flooding in Yangon, Myanmar

​Source: Xinhua ​Source Link:  http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1115440.shtml
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High tide floods Yangon townships

​14 Aug 18 -  Since 4:30 pm on August 13, high tide occurred in Botataung, Lamadaw township which are situated near Yangon port. Thaketa, Thigungyun, North Okkalapa, South Okkalapa, Pazuntaung, Mingalar Taungnyunt, Kyimyindaing, Hlaing Tharyar, and Taikkyi Townships are located close to Nga Moe...
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Water floods into residential areas in Yangon

​14 Aug 18 -  Water flooded into residential areas in many townships in Yangon due to heavy rain, high tide with exceptionally high spring in the last day of waning, said Director General Dr Kyaw Moe Oo from Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) warned...
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Water level in Thanlwin River increases again

​11 August 18 -  Water level in Thanlwin River is increased again after flood victims moved back to their homes from flood relief camps in Hpa-an and they returned to the camps in the same night, sources said. "The flood victims moved back to their homes this morning as water is receding in Tha...
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Record rainfall causes shutdown of some shops in Myitkyina

11 August 18 - Some shops have been closed by flood in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State due to record-breaking rainfall yesterday morning.  As it has been raining heavily in Myitkyina Township since early morning of July 10th, flooding caused in low lying wards of town in Myitkyina.  ...
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