Relief camps opened for flood victims in Bago

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The water level of the Sittoung river in Madauk Town, Bago Region, reached 1,214 centimetres, above the danger level of 1,070 centimetres.  Photo: Ye Myanmar (Nyaunglebin)

Following continuous rain, the water level of the Sittoung River in Madauk Town reached 1,214 centimetres, above the danger level of 1,070 centimetres.
As the water level exceeded the danger level, the river water flowed inside houses in Madauk Town. Authorities have opened flood relief camps for people affected by flooding.
On 25 July, authorities urgently moved certain households to the temporary relief camp at Tinetayar monastery after 29 houses from Myoma (1) Ward were flooded. On 26 July, 11 more households were moved there. Also, 30 houses from Myoma (2) Ward were flooded and family members were moved to a temporary relief camp at Tagondaing monastery.
Bago Region chief minister and officials inspected the progress of the relief operation at the Tinetayar temporary camp. Then, the chief minister gave an encouraging speech and provided Ks2,100 each to the flood victims.
Authorities have also provided some rice to each household from the natural disaster funds of Madauk Town.

 

Ye Myanmar (Nyaunglebin)

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