Kratie Floods Displace People, Damage Crops

Hundreds of hectares of farmland have been inundated by the rain-swollen Mekong River in Kratie province’s Bos Leav commune since late last week, officials said yesterday. Bos Leav commune chief Nai Khhy said seven of the commune’s eight villages are flooded affecting more than 800 families. … “Today the Mekong River is about 20 [meters] high in Kratie province,” said Heng Rothmonida, provincial director of water resources and meteorology.“ At 22 meters we start issuing evacuation orders.”