Cambodia – 1 Dead, Dozens of Homes Damaged After Storms and Heavy Rain

Severe storms and heavy rain caused flooding and damage in the provinces of Oddar Meanchey, Battambang and Pursat from 16 April 2021.

Floods in Pursat, Cambodia, 19 April 2021. Photo: Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology

As many as 13 people were injured and 32 homes damaged in Kralanh village, Krakor District in Pursat province after stormy weather on 17 April. Storm damage was also reported in Phnom Kravanh district on the same day, while heavy rain of 87.5mm in 24 hours to 19 Apruil caused flooding in Pursat City.

One person died and another injured after lightning strike in Banteay Ampil district in Oddar Meanchey Province on 16 April. Areas of Chong Kal district were also affected. A total of 35 homes were damaged in the province. As much as 97.5 mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 18 April in Banteay Ampil.

In Battambang province, rainstorms and lightning strikes were reported in Rotanak Mondol district on 16 April, damaging or destroying 30 houses.

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said the severe weather in the country was a result of Typhoon Surigae which is moving north along the east coast of the Philippines. The Ministry reported heavy rainfall in other areas of the country over the last few days, including in Mondulkiri, Preah Vihear, Ratanakiri, Svay Rieng, Steung Treng and Kampong Thom provinces.