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Residents in lowlands and mountains warned of flooding

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Children wade through a flooded street in Phnom Penh. The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Tuesday issued a flood warning for residents living in lowlands adjacent to mountains and waterways. Hong Menea

Residents in lowlands and mountains warned of flooding

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Tuesday issued a flood warning for residents living in lowlands adjacent to mountains and waterways.

Monday’s weather situation warning said southwest monsoon winds are blowing moderately over Cambodia as a continuing low-pressure system over Thailand, Laos PDR and Vietnam is causing significant changes in Cambodian weather conditions.

The ministry reported some provinces in the central lowlands areas, the Dangrek Mountain range and the northeastern highlands are likely to receive scattered moderate to heavy rain. Some areas may receive heavy rainfall and some coastal provinces could see scattered showers.

“From July 31 to August 4 some provinces may experience flooding,” it said.

The forecast calls on farmers living in these areas to hurry and harvest their crops in time to avoid losing them.

Coastal provinces, including Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Kampot and Kep, will experience heavy rain, strong winds and large waves from August 1-3.

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