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Preah Vihear issues flood warnings as Stung Sen passes safe levels

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Water levels of the Stung Sen River in Kampong Thom province on August 18. PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION

Preah Vihear issues flood warnings as Stung Sen passes safe levels

The Preah Vihear provincial administration has called on people living along the Stung Sen River, the lower part of the Mekong River and other flood-prone areas to remain vigilant and be prepared to seek shelter as the Stung Sen River surpassed its emergency declaration level.

In an August 27 notice, the provincial administration said that Preah Vihear province had received moderate-to-heavy rains for several consecutive days, causing Stung Sen River levels to surpass the emergency level. As of August 27, the river’s level was 11.6m. Its emergency level is 11.5m.

“In order to guarantee public safety and prevent possible disasters, we urge all residents of the province especially those living in flood-prone areas, to please remain alert and have an escape plan in place should the worst happen,” said the notice.

The administration reminded the public that if they are affected by flooding, they should notify the nearest authorities, so that assistance can be provided.

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