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Flooding hits road 4

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Traffic backs up on a flooded stretch of National Road 4 in Preah Sihanouk province on Tuesday. ministry of water resources

Flooding hits road 4

Flood levels in the Kingdom have been increasing due to rains over the last few weeks, causing issues across the country. Government officials, however, stayed with their claim that minor mishaps will be righted.

Monday night saw the closure of a bridge along Preah Sihanouk province’s National Road 4, due to rising waters.

Preah Sihanouk provincial Governor Yun Min said on Tuesday that water was receding slightly near the bridge, but still rising elsewhere in the province.

He said there was no major impact on the people’s lives because news had been received ahead of time.

Separately in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district, over 221 families were forced to leave their homes on Tuesday morning because of metre-high floodwaters.

The non-stop downpour caused floods in some areas such as the Tatey Leu commune, Thma Bang district, and some areas near the Cambodia-Thai border.

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Map by Post's Staff (Than Veasna)

On Sothearith, Thma Bang district governor told The Post that three to four villages near the Thai border were flooded.

“We are constantly ready and prepared to help the village people, but right now the flood has not caused any serious damage or harm to the people,” he said.

Chan Yutha, spokesman of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology spokesman Chan Yutha told The Post on Tuesday that rising water levels were due to increased flows from water sources in Thailand. However, he expected that it will recede over the next several days.

Over in Stung Treng province, officials are carefully monitoring the Mekong water levels, especially near the Lower Sesan II dam.

Stung Treng Department of Water Resource and Meteorology director Pang Peng said the water height had reached 7.86 metres, still short of the 10.5 metres that call for emergency action.

“The Mekong River in Stung Treng can cause floods in the system of tributaries. But it should not cause worry,” he said.

The National Committee for Disaster Management’s spokesman, Keo Vy, said on Tuesday that those living along rivers, streams, canals or near the Thai border should be very careful.

Authorities additionally warned about the threat from high winds and rainfall during storms, highlighting the case of a capsized fishing boat off Preah Sihanouk province over the weekend.

The National Police website said three fishermen were rescued from the craft at around 7am.

It also noted that on Sunday, the body of another fisherman, identified as Hout Vanna, was found after having fallen into the water near Koh Doung Island.

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