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National Committee for Disaster Management

Six hurt as storm damages homes

At least six people were injured and 150 properties damaged during a storm in Pursat, Preah Vihear and Rattanakiri provinces. Preah Vihear province’s deputy police chief Chorm Sam Ol said yesterday that based on preliminary reports, the storm started on Tuesday afternoon and destroyed 83 homes across four communes in the Choam Khsant district. ...

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The first storm of 2017 is on the way

The first storm of 2017 named Muifa will bring rain to some provinces and the capital this weekend, according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday. ...

 

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Overview of 2016 natural disasters

More than 130 people died and nearly 300 were injured in accidents caused by natural disasters across the country this year, according to a government official.

Keo Vy, the cabinet chief and a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, told Khmer Times yesterday that three types of natural disasters happened in the country in 2016, including storms and lightning, drought and floods. ...

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Surprise flooding concerns

Eight provinces experienced flooding yesterday, according to a disaster management official, with hectares of farmland also left damaged as unseasonal heavy rains continue to whip the country. ...

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Rice fields destroyed by high waters in Prey Veng

Some 1,000 hectares of rice fields in Prey Veng province have been completely destroyed by flooding and thousands more are at risk elsewhere, according to Keo Vy, spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management. Vy said yesterday that the floods, caused by two weeks of heavy rain, has damaged homes, fields and even roads. ...

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Hundreds of houses flooded after heavy rains

Some 800 houses in Svay Rieng province were flooded after heavy rains, with infrastructure in the province also damaged, authorities said yesterday. Men Vibol, Svay Rieng provincial governor, said multiple days of heavy rain had led to severe flooding, especially in Svay Rieng town. Many major roads in the area were also damaged. ...

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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 said the influence of a low pressure system across the Mekong River basin and the lowering of pressure in the South China Sea would result in rain falling steadily and heavily, with some areas receiving more than 100 millimeters in a 24-hour period. ...

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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 Committee for Disaster Management, said heavy rain and ensuing floods had drenched the northern provinces since August, but had only destroyed some paths and a wooden bridge. ...

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Rice farmers bracing for droughts, floods

Though the rice-planting season has started and nationwide rice cultivation this month has been higher than planned, farmers are worried that adverse weather events caused by climate change will ruin their crops. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ planning and statistics department, the total area planted with rice in Cambodia reached 2.54 million hectares last week. This, the department said, was higher than the 2.47 million hectares cultivated during the same period last year. ...

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Kingdom to feel typhoon’s effects

After wreaking havoc in Taiwan and mainland China this weekend, Typhoon Nepartak will bring heavy rain to the Kingdom today, according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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Animals die as Cambodia is gripped by worst drought in decades

Behind a clutch of huts that hug the major route between Cambodia’s capital and its famed Angkor temples, rice farmers Phem Phean and Sok Khoert peer into a cement hollow. ...

 

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‘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. ...

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One died and thousands hectares of agricultural plantation suffer by flood

A girl has died and thousand hectares of agricultural plantation have been flooded by flashflood in two separate districts in Battambang province, said Keo Vy, spokesman for the government’s National Committee for Disaster Management said today.  ...

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Hundreds evacuated in northwest amid further flooding

Hundreds of families were evacuated from their homes in Pailin province over the weekend as tropical storm Vamco brought torrential rain to the country’s northwest after causing serious flooding in Kampot and Battambang provinces last week, officials said Sunday. ... ...

Python reported on the loose in Cambodian capital

A python escaped from the house of a government official and is on the loose in the Cambodian capital, a local newspaper reported Monday. It is the second such serpent to escape from the Phnom Penh home of Nhim Vanda, the first vice chairman of Cambodia's National Committee for Disaster Management, The Cambodia Daily said. ... ...

Lightning casualties decline in Cambodia this year

About 71 Cambodian people had been killed by lightning strikes in the first nine months of 2014, down 30 percent from 101 deaths over the same period last year, a disaster control official said Monday. ... ...

Flood death toll rises to 45 in Cambodia

At least 45 people in Cambodia have died and thousands of families have been evacuated from homes to higher grounds in floods caused by monsoon rains and rivers overflowing their banks, a senior official said Thursday.

"In the past three weeks, floods have claimed 45 lives in Cambodia," Nhim Vanda, first Vice President of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said during a flood damage assessment meeting. ...

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Flood death toll rises to 35

Floods caused by heavy rains and increase of water level in Mekong river have claimed 35 lives, Nhim Vanda, first vice chairman of National Committee for Disaster Management. ... ...
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