Disasters and emergency response

Tropical storm wreaks havoc

A tropical storm that raked Vietnam for the past two days has affected five Cambodian provinces, with severe flooding and damage in three of them. Tropical storm Mangkhut descended on Northern Vietnam on Wednesday and yesterday, deluging the Mekong River and flooding areas of Banteay Meanchey, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tropical-storm-wreaks-havoc

Evacuations amid flooding

Hundereds of families have been evacuated from their homes in Banteay Meanchey province, with about 1,000 more refusing to leave, despite water that is chest-deep in some areas due to Mekong River flooding. The evacuation of more than 500 families began late last week, as heavy ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/evacuations-amid-flooding

Flooding raises fears of polling problems

A weather forecast predicting heavy rain in the next five days is causing some trepidation among election monitors, who fear flooding might keep some voters from the polls. Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor issued a warning Monday that a low-pressure system hitting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flooding-raises-fears-polling-problems

As temperatures rise, floods to increase in Cambodia: report

Rising global temperatures could greatly exacerbate flooding in Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia, as well as parts of Africa and South America, a new study by the University of Tokyo has found. Employing 11 different climate models, researchers found that with a mere rise ...

Melissa McMorran and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061166191/National/as-temperatures-rise-floods-to-increase-in-cambodia-report.html

Rain, hail kills one, destroy 200 homes

Severe rain and hail storms hit several provinces on Tuesday leaving one person dead, more than 10 injured and nearly 200 houses destroyed or damaged, the National Committee for Disaster Management reported yesterday. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013053065945/National/rain-hail-kill-one-destroy-200-homes.html

Southwest border flooded with contraband

The southwestern areas along the Vietnam – Cambodia border are now in their usual busy time of the year, with smuggled goods entering the country with near impunity. Most of the markets in the Mekong Delta are flooded with various contraband products, mostly brought from China ...

http://tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/business/southwest-border-flooded-with-contraband-1.97203

Cambodia exposed to large fiscal risks from disasters

Cambodia, Laos and the Philippines are the three Southeast Asian countries most heavily exposed to fiscal risks from disasters, the World Bank warned Wednesday. In its annual economic update on East Asia and the Pacific, the bank said the region was the most disaster-stricken in ...

The Cambodian Herald Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=NzMyZGM3M2ZiN2Y4ODU1ZDM0ODJjYmI5NDQwMTM3

Flood money runneth over

Flooding  this year cost the government significantly less than expected due to better preparation and lower water levels than in previous years, first vice president of the National Committee for Disaster Management Nhim Vanda announced yesterday. The NCDM could not yet report the precise amount spent on flood ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012103159481/National-news/flood-money-runneth-over.html

Hun Sen Slams Use of Wife's, Red Cross' Name to Grab Land

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday accused unnamed individuals of attempting to grab land in Kompong Thom province by invoking his wife’s name and ordered one of his sons to investigate and give back any misappropriated land. According to Mr. Hun Sen, unscrupulous individuals were ...

Land deals? Leave the Red Cross out of it: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen publicly castigated the Kampong Thom provincial governor in a speech on Saturday for allegedly claiming a large portion of land and saying it was needed for the local office of the Cambodian Red Cross, an agency lead by Hun Sen’s wife, Bun ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102959451/National-news/land-deals-leave-the-red-cross-out-of-it.html

Floods Close Roads, Force Families From Their Homes

About 70 families living in Pursat province’s Kandieng district have now been evacuated to higher ground after Pursat River burst its banks on Monday night because of heavy rain from Tropical Depression Gaemi, officials said. Mr Sokha [provincial governor] added that about 400 police officers ...

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