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Event Details

Heavy Storm event report

Category: Heavy Storm
Observation: 21.09.2009
Continent: Asia
Country: Myanmar
State: Province of Mandalay
Location: Nay Pyi Taw
Severity: Hight
Event details
Floods and landslides due to waterfall from tributary streams on mountains, triggered by climate change, have destroyed some 15 small villages and over 800hectares of crop plantations located on the mountain in the east of Nay Pyi Taw (Pyinmana), Myanmar's new capital, the local Weekly Eleven reported Monday. There were 600 households in these villages, the authorities confirmed, saying that the area has been declared as a dangerous zone and local inhabitants have been displaced to safer places to prevent further disaster. Relief and resettlement measures have been carried out by local authorities in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Myanmar Red Cross and Immigration Department. The loss and damage are estimated at about 720,000 U.S. dollars, the authorities said. In early July this year, a night-to-dawn landslide, which occurred on the right bank of Phakant-Lonkhin road in Phakant, Myanmar's northern Kachin state, destroyed some small huts on the bank, killing 24 people including 13 women and injuring one person, according to an earlier report. Moreover, a two-day continuous rainfall in June also caused a landslide in Kawthoung, southern Myanmar's Tanintharyi division, leaving four people dead. In May, heavy rainfall also flooded the northern Mandalay division, leaving one person missing and many villagers displaced to safe areas.
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