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Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

​18 June 18 -  Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country. Several parts of Myanmar's southern Mon State are facing flash floods due to heavy rains since the weekend, with n...
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Shelter camps prepared in Sidoktaya city in Magwe

​15 June 18 -  Local authorities in Sidoktaya township in Magwe Region will prepared temporary shelters or set up camps if flooding due to heavy rain hits the town though it has not yet happened. The water levels of Mone dam near Sidoktaya city and Kyi Ohn Kyi Wa dam, about 20 miles south of Mo...
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Floods leave a path of destruction across Burma

​14 June 18 -  Flash flooding continues to wreak havoc across Burma this week claiming three lives and leaving a path of destruction. Three people have been killed in the floods in Magwe Division, central Burma and an estimated 8000 people across the country have lost their homes or experienced...
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Monsoon to weaken by end of the week: forecaster

​14 June 18 -  The monsoon that resulted in floods in some areas of the country is forecast to weaken by the weekend, said U Kyaw Lwin Oo, director of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology on Wednesday. The department forecast over five inches of rain within 24 hours in Rakhine, Chin, Mag...
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Water floods Magway-Nay Pyi Taw road

​12 June 18 -  Swelling water from torrential rain flooded Magway-Kanpyar-Nay Pyi Taw and Magway-Myotthit road, halting vehicles till 3 pm , sources said.  Most of the passenger buses running from Magway, Salin, Sinphyukyun, Pwintphyu, Minhla, Minbu and Saku to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw uses ...
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Authorities help to relocate families in Balaba village

​11 June 18 -  Authorities are helping to relocate families living in Balaba village, Yaysagyo Township as soil erosion in Ayeyawady riverbank near the village is much worse in second week of June, sources from local said. The village monastery, which used to be far away from the riverbank, is ...
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Heavy rains wash out portions of highway in Rakhine State

​12 June 18 -  Part of the road connecting Ann, Taunggok, and Tandwe townships in Rakhine State has been washed out by heavy rains in the area, a local Fire Services Department official said on Monday. U Kyaw Naing, a senior official of the Fire Services Department in Ann, said heavy rains duri...
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Weather bureau warns depression may cause possible landslides, flash floods

​11 June 18 - According to the observations at (18:30)hrs M.S.T yesterday, the low pressure area over Bangladesh coast is crossing the Northeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh coast near Chittagong. It is forecast to further intensify into a depression during next 24 hours. Meteorology ...
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Child Dies in Shan State Flooding

​9 June 18 -  A child died in a flood in Shan State's Taunggyi after heavy rains on Tuesday, said the Naypyitaw disaster management department. "Drainage ditches were filled with rainwater in the Kyaung Gyi Zay ward of Taunggyi on June 5. The 10-year-old boy washed his feet in a ditch and becau...
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Torrential rain causes flooding in northern Shan State

​7 June 18 -  Torrential rain has flooded some townships in northern Shan State, sources said.  The flood seriously occurred in Nantlan village, Sipaw Township and half of the village has been submerged by floodwater. "The situation is worse than previous two or three days. We cannot go ou...
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Collapse of dam spillway sparks flood alert in Magwe

07 June 18 - ​ A dam spillway collapsed in Magwe Region on Wednesday forcing the closure of schools in several villages that could be flooded as a result of the accident, a local official told The Myanmar Times . The Kandaw Dam spillway in Pakokku township of Magwe collapsed at dawn on Wednesda...
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Disaster-prone Myanmar presses alert button as monsoon looms

​ ​ ​21 May 2018 -  Vice President U Henry Van Thio is a possessed man, running here and there, to check on the preparations of local governments in response to the perennial threats of the monsoon, which is just around the corner. The vice president, who is also chairman of the National Natura...
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‘The tide was like a monster’

17 May 18 - A decade after the death and devastation of Cyclone Nargis, there's dissatisfaction over storm shelters in some of the worst-affected Ayeyarwady Delta villages. WHEN U Maung Kyin switched on his radio early on May 3, 2008, other residents of Pyinsalu village in Ayeyarwady Region's c...
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Dala's water woes

10 May 18 - The Yangon Region government hopes a new tap system will help solve water shortages in the underdeveloped township of Dala, but residents would prefer authorities focus on improving more than 100 ponds where supplies are quickly diminishing. ​   THE RESIDENTS of Dala Township l...
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‘The tide was like a monster’: Ten years after Nargis, delta remains vulnerable

​ 03 May 18 -  LABUTTA, Ayeyarwady Region – When U Maung Kyin switched on his radio early on May 3, 2008, other residents in his village of Pyinsalu gathered to listen to the news on the state-run channel, Myanma Athan. The government was saying that just one person had died in Labutta Township...
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