Minsitry calls for more vigilance during storms

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology called on Wednesday for increased vigilance as Cambodia continues to be in a trough of low atmospheric pressure while facing high pressure from Thailand, leading to dry season rains, sudden strong winds and lightning strikes. The ministry’s notice ...

Long Kimmarita

Lightning and storms claim three lives so far this year, says NCDM

A National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) report, seen by The Post on Monday, shows that as of Monday, storms and lightning have killed three people and injured 10 others so far this year. NCDM spokesman Keo Vy said 39 storms have occurred in 17 ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Greater thunderstorms to come, warns government

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has warned there will be greater instances of thunderstorms this year than previously and appealed for people to be vigilant during the early hot season rains. The ministry announcement, issued on Saturday and obtained by The Post on Sunday, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Drought affects 13 provinces

Drought has affected about 20,000ha of rice fields in 13 provinces, with Kampong Cham being the most affected, said National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy on Sunday. Vy said early in the rainy season, torrential rain nationwide caused flooding and damage to roads ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

NGOs to boycott MRC meet

The floodwaters of the Mekong River have begun to recede across the country, but concerns remain over damage caused in Stung Treng and Kratie provinces. The Mekong River Committee (MRC) plans to hold an open forum this month on the development of hydropower dams along ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Flood death toll up to 30

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has said that 30 people have died so far in several provinces due to flooding triggered by heavy rainfall and the rising Mekong River. The weather-related disaster has forced thousands of families to be relocated to higher ground, ...

Voun Dara

Kingdom counts 18 dead from Mekong floods

At least 18 people in the Kingdom have died and more than 40,000 families impacted by the Mekong River flooding this season, National Committee for Natural Disaster spokesman Keo Vy, told The Post on Monday. He said floodwaters in the five riverside provinces of Tbong ...

Voun Dara

Seven children among 15 dead in floods

The recent flooding in the Mekong River system has claimed at least 15 lives over the past three weeks, submerging 28,542 hectares of agricultural crops in provinces along the river, according to National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy. ... ...

Voun Dara

Villagers face floods and droughts

The number of weather related deaths across the country rose to eight as provincial authorities scrambled to evacuate residents and prevent crops from being destroyed by floods and droughts this week. ... ...

Sen David

Kampong Cham storm injures two, damages houses

Nearly 500 homes were damaged and a father and son injured during severe winds and heavy rains in Kampong Cham province’s Batheay district on Saturday. Duong Nha, Batheay district deputy police chief, said the storm damaged 496 homes in San Dek and Trorp communes. Of ...

Phak Seangly

Disaster agency stockpiling rice and seeds for flood prep

National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said on Wednesday that the government had stockpiled 12,000 tonnes of rice and crop seeds to support Cambodians in rural areas facing natural disasters such as droughts and floods. Vy said natural disasters are notably caused by ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Storms damage houses

Nearly 400 houses across the country sustained damage caused by storms from Saturday to Tuesday, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said on Sunday, adding that rain would continue to fall until the end of this week. ... ...

Pech Sotheary

Ministry warns of possible flooding

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday warned local authorities and people throughout the country to pay close attention and use caution as heavy rain, which could lead to flooding, was expected throughout the country this week. Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor ...

Mom Kunthear

Little damage from flooding: official

A disaster management official said yesterday that recent flooding in some northern provinces had not caused serious damage to villagers’ homes or caused any loss of life, but said authorities were still keeping a watchful eye. Keo Vy, cabinet chief and a spokesman for National ...

Mom Kunthear

Storm damages up to 40 homes

At least six people were injured and more than 40 houses were damaged by a storm in Kampong Speu province’s Chhbar Morn town over the weekend. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Storm deaths rising this year

Natural disasters killed more people and damaged more property in the first seven months of this year than in the same period last year, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Hundreds of homes destroyed by storms

More than 200 houses in Kratie and Kampong Chhnang provinces were damaged by storms over the weekend, police said yesterday. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Bad weather on the way, say officials

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology issued a strong weather warning yesterday for coastal, plains and plateau areas, from yesterday to June 5, especially along coastal areas where the ocean swell is expected to reach one to two-and-a-half meters. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Water distribution over: PM

The government’s two-month nationwide campaign to distribute water to those affected by drought officially ended yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced while speaking at a graduation ceremony at the Asia-Europe University in Phnom Penh. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Rain and storms coming, says committee

More than 1,200 houses and buildings were affected and more than 70 people died or were injured by rainstorms and lightning in the first four months of 2016, according to Keo Vy, Cabinet director and a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ...

Mom Kunthear

PM warns against ‘politicizing’ drought, attacks opposition

Prime Minister Hun Sen once again appealed to citizens to help distribute water to those suffering from the worst drought in over 50 years, during a speech at a graduation ceremony yesterday. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Prime minister warns of water shortage amid drought

Prime Minister Hun Sen took to Facebook on Friday to call on citizens to use water sparingly amid the worst drought in decades, also explaining that the government was trucking water to those most in need. ... ...

Aun Pheap and Peter Ford

‘Disaster death toll low, cost devastating’

Cambodia has sustained far fewer deaths due to natural disasters than any other country in the region this year, deputy secretary general of the National Committee for Disaster Management Ross Sovann said on Friday, at a workshop coinciding with Asean Day of Disaster Management. ... ...

Chea Vannak

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