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Officials pumping water into drought-affected rice fields

National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Monday that the drought is taking its toll on more than 10,000ha of rice fields in Battambang and more than 1,000ha in Kampong Cham. He said Prey Veng, Kandal, Takeo, Banteay Meanchey, Tbong Khmum, ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-pumping-water-drought-affected-rice-fields

Photo of pupils learning outside prompts action

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered National Committee for Disaster Management first vice-president Kun Kim to visit O’Chunh Primary School in Teuk Kraham commune’s Sen Rung Roeung I village in Choam Ksan district, Preah Vihear province, after images of students studying in tents went ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/photo-pupils-learning-outside-prompts-action

NCDM: Deaths from natural disasters down 88% this year

Deaths due to natural disasters in the first eight months of the year were down 88 per cent on the same period last year, data from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) obtained by The Post on Monday showed. Natural disasters killed 87 people ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ncdm-deaths-natural-disasters-down-88-year

Seven provinces hit by drought, ministry uses pumps to save crops

Some 39,966ha of paddy fields across seven provinces have been hit by drought, with the Ministry of Water Resources and authorities using pumps to save crops in areas near sources of water. Officials said the drought in these areas could continue for more than another month. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seven-provinces-hit-drought-ministry-uses-pumps-save-crops

Steel-framed buildings to be demolished in Preah Sihanouk

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall ordered the demolition on Monday of two Chinese-owned steel-framed buildings on Otres Beach I in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune that were found to have encroached on the public beach. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/steel-framed-buildings-be-demolished-preah-sihanouk

Storm destroys 2,302 houses, injures two people in Svay Rieng

A total of 2,302 houses were destroyed on Friday in a storm in Svay Rieng province, with many collapsing or having their roofs torn off, National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said on Sunday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/storm-destroys-2302-houses-injures-two-people-svay-rieng

Government warns floods imminent

The Ministry of Health has instructed people to brace themselves for imminent floods after the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology forecast a full week of medium to heavy rainfall, which it attributed to climate change. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-warns-floods-imminent

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minsitry-calls-more-vigilance-during-storms

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lightning-and-storms-claim-three-lives-so-far-year-says-ncdm

Hundreds of Siem Reap families flee floods

Siem Reap provincial authorities yesterday evacuated 168 families after floods hit Chikreng district on Wednesday. Ngan Phirun, provincial deputy governor, said yesterday that authorities evacuated the families after floods hit the district’ Sangvoeuy, Anlong Samnar and Chikreng communes. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50535056/hundreds-of-siem-reap-families-flee-floods/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-boycott-mrc-meet

Floods to slam seven provinces

The Water Resources Ministry yesterday warned that seven provinces will face floods again this week. In a statement, it said that the provinces of Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pursat and Kampong Chhnang will experience heavy rain throughout the week. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50531934/floods-to-slam-seven-provinces/

Guidelines issued for flood victims

The Health Ministry yesterday issued safety guidelines for people suffering from floods in order to avoid getting sick.​ The ministry fears those affected by the floods could contract dengue fever and other illnesses. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/530438/guidelines-issued-for-flood-victims-2/

Flood waters continue to rise

Prey Veng provincial officials yesterday warned residents that water levels of the Mekong river under the Neak Loeung bridge are continuing to rise. Provincial Governor Chea Somethy said yesterday that residents should continue to be cautious, noting that the water is close to reaching the ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50529500/flood-waters-continue-to-rise/

Ministry says Mekong floodwaters are receding

The Water Resources Ministry yesterday announced that floodwaters in the Mekong river are receding, while some provincial authorities are still donating money to affected families. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50522227/ministry-says-mekong-floodwaters-are-receding/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seven-children-among-15-dead-floods

Kingdom sees drop in natural disaster deaths

An annual National Committee for Disaster Management report shows that natural disasters have killed at least 103 people, injured 120 people, and affected 2,000 families while also damaging thousands of houses, crops and infrastructure this year. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098124/kingdom-sees-drop-natural-disaster-deaths/

Typhoon Tembin to bring heavy rain next week

All provinces, especially those along the border with Vietnam, will be affected by heavy rain when Typhoon Tembin hits next week. The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology announced that Tembin appeared in the Pacific Ocean yesterday and is currently in the Philippines. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097622/typhoon-tembin-bring-heavy-rain-next-week/

Hundreds of homes damaged in storms

More than 700 houses and three schools have been affected by storms over the past three days in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nob district. District governor Sar Kakada said the storms took place from Monday to yesterday across three communes. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097271/hundreds-homes-damaged-storms/

Unrelenting rains

Provinces nationwide – particularly those along the Cambodia-Thailand border – are likely to experience more flooding as a result of a low-pressure system that is expected to bring rain across the country, according to a forecast from the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unrelenting-rains

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