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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 ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-08/21/c_133573898.htm

Flooding chaos drives families onto safe hill

Recent flooding has claimed another victim, a child in Kratie province who drowned, bringing the total death toll to 30, Keo Vy, cabinet director at the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said yesterday. While water levels are declining across the 12 provinces affected by flooding, ...

Pech Sotheary and Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flooding-chaos-drives-families-safe-hill

Floods claim two more

Flooding across 12 provinces has killed another two people, bringing the death toll to 29, an official said yesterday. The deaths occurred in Kampong Cham and Prey Veng provinces, according to Keo Vy, cabinet director at the National Committee for Disaster Management. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floods-claim-two-more

Flooding’s deadly toll rises

The death toll from lethal floods has climbed to 27, with more than 10,000 families across 12 provinces evacuated from their homes to escape rising floodwaters, according to a report from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). The report, released yesterday, also shows that almost ...

Pech Sotheary and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flooding%E2%80%99s-deadly-toll-rises

Toll climbs as floods recede

The death toll from recent floods has climbed to 20 while rivers engorged with floodwater have completely swept away 10 houses, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management. In Prey Veng, the body of a police officer who slipped into a river while helping people ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/toll-climbs-floods-recede

Flooding claims another life

The death toll from recent floods has reached six people, while inundations have caused more than 4,400 families across four provinces to be evacuated from their homes, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management. “The full extent of the damage is not known yet,” said ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flooding-claims-another-life

Gov’t says it’s ready for floods

The National Committee for Disaster Management said yesterday that the government has made provisions for this year’s rainy season. More than 10,000 tonnes of rice, emergency supplies and rescue vehicles have been prepared ahead of predicted flooding, committee deputy director Nhim Vanda said yesterday at a ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gov%E2%80%99t-says-it%E2%80%99s-ready-floods

Weather damage: Storms ruin dozens of lives, homes

At least 31 people were killed and 64 injured by storms during the first four months of this year, according to figures from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). Keo Vy, cabinet director at the NCDM, said strong winds and rains led to three deaths ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/weather-damage-storms-ruin-dozens-lives-homes

Six lightning deaths, dozens of homes destroyed in storms

At least six people were killed by lightning this week in storms that destroyed dozens of homes across several provinces, officials said Thursday. Keo Vy, cabinet chief for the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said that the six deaths had occurred between Monday and Wednesday ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/six-lightning-deaths-dozens-of-homes-destroyed-in-storms-57957/

Flood repair bill under estimate

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) released a report yesterday showing that only $356 million was spent on the restoration of infrastructure destroyed by last year’s floods – far below the $500 million in damage estimated beforehand. Nhim Vanda, vice chairman of the NCDM, said ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flood-repair-bill-under-estimate

Phnom Penh Airport Hosts Full-Scale Emergency Rescue Exercise

Smoke billowed over Phnom Penh International Airport and people lay on the grass verges near an aircraft simulator on Friday as hundreds of rescue service personnel and firefighters took part in the airport’s fourth-ever full-scale emergency exercise. Hundreds of soldiers and police, as well as actors ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-airport-hosts-full-scale-emergency-rescue-exercise-49546/

Flooding Caused Evacuation of 31,000 Houses

More than 31,000 households were evacuated and 168 people died across 20 provinces during this year’s rainy-season flooding, according to the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF), which released its final report on the flooding Monday. In general, flooding did not affect Cambodia as badly as in 2011, ...

Denise Hruby and Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/flooding-caused-evacuation-of-31000-houses-48969/

China donates 1 mln U.S. dollars to Cambodia for flood victims

China on Thursday donated one million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for the relief of the flood- affected people. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo handed over the cash donation to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace in the Cambodian capital. Bu, on behalf of ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/31/c_132848826.htm

NCDM Lauds Flood Response, NGO Calls for Better Coordination

National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) Vice President Nhim Vanda on Wednesday lauded the flood response work of the Cambodian Red Cross and government, at a workshop to discuss the country’s National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction where several participants focused on the lack ...

Matt Blomberg and Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ncdm-lauds-flood-response-ngo-calls-for-better-coordination-46404/

Cambodian flood destroys 4.4 pct of rice paddies this year: official

Recent Mekong River flash floods have entirely damaged 113,260 hectares of rice paddies, or 4.4 percent of the total rice-planted area of 2.56 million hectares, according to an agricultural report Tuesday. “The floods had affected 369,346 hectares of rice paddies. Of the figures, 113,260 hectares ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-10/29/c_132840685.htm

Flooding could affect growth

When the extent of flood damage becomes clear, the Asian Development Bank may lower its economic growth forecast for Cambodia to reflect the severity of the aftermath, a senior official with agency’s local office said yesterday. “It is possible that we will have to revise downward ...

Joe Freeman and Sen David, P.7
http://www.phnompenhpost.com

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