One person was killed after hours of torrential rain caused flash flooding in the coastal city of Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia.
On 24 August, Cambodia’s Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology warned that the country will be affected by a low pressure system from over the coming days, increasing the likelihood of heavy rainfall.
In Sihanuoukville, officials said flooding struck after around 279 mm of rain fell during the evening 24 August 2021. Drainage channels overflowed and roads around the city were under 1 metre of water in some areas. Residents of the city were warned to stay indoors. One man died after being swept away by the flood waters. Full damage assessments are yet to be completed.
Other areas of the country have seen heavy rain over the last days, in particular the city of Koh Kong (also Khemarak Phoumin), capital and largest city of Koh Kong Province in Cambodia.
Parts of Sihanoukville have been hit by floods after series of monsoon rains today, the provincial admin says with following photographs. Then, what happened to the $294M state investment to overhaul the coastal city’s infrastructure after the post-2016 Chinese influx? pic.twitter.com/84eXMkH8HA
— Chhengpor Aun (@aunchhengpor) August 24, 2021
Big, sustained rain last night has caused some unfortunate flooding at our Main Centre and many area around town. pic.twitter.com/6epQ211GZj
— M’Lop Tapang (@MLopTapang) August 25, 2021
one man died due to the flood in sihanoukville, pic FB pic.twitter.com/454dH6PWZK
— Mech Dara (@MechDara1) August 25, 2021
A body found after a flash flood in Sihanoukville yesterday. pic.twitter.com/O1gg10SDiA
— Noan Sereiboth (@noansereiboth) August 25, 2021