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Depression hits parts of Mon State

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A fallen tree is seen in the aftermath of the Land Depression. Photo; MFSD / We Love Mon State

Mawlamyine Township in Mon State and its vicinity areas faced serious damages after the strong winds swept those areas yesterday.
The Land Depression has passed near Mawlamyine Township and been recognized brown colour stage, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced at 4:30 pm yesterday.
The strong winds occurred in Mawlamyine Township starting at 10 am yesterday, and it fell trees and damaged the houses while the roofs of some houses were blown away. The wind might reach 30 mph and cause heavy rains, the department said.
“The wind is weak in Zigon, Khayite Hneehu, Nat Hmaw and western Chaungzon around 2 pm. The roofs of some houses were blown away and the wind also feels the trees, phone towers and lampposts,” said U Aung Soe from Zigon village. The rescue teams evacuated the residents.
Mawlamyine Township lies near the sea and the local social welfare organizations make preparations to provide rescue works if there is a flood.
“The strong wind and rain swept across Mudon Township, Wekali village of Kamawak town since 8:30 am. The roofs of 13 houses were blown away. The house with thatched roofs collapsed. We make repairs when the wind is calm. Some cannot do anything as the roofs of their houses were gone,” said U Myint Soe from Mudon Township. The strong winds came in Thanbyuzayat, Paung, Thaton, and Mottama townships at about 9:20 am and around 2 or 3 pm, and the regional Fire Brigade removed the fallen trees on the Yangon-Mawlamyine Road while EPC staff conducted maintenance as the lamp posts were destroyed. No casualties were reported from the strong winds, according to the Myanmar Fire Brigade and residents. — TWA/GNLM

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