Monsoon Rains Bring Floods to Yangon Region, Myanmar

Heavy monsoon rain has flooded 5 villages near Hlegu, Yangon (Rangoon) region, Myanmar. Local media say that around 3,000 people have been affected, with some areas under as much as 1 metre of flood water. The heavy rain flooded the nearby Bago (Pegu) river and Ngamoeyeik creek, which inundated the villages of Ngwenanthar, Malit, Sinhpon, Sitpinmyauk and Yaekyaw.

Yangon region regularly suffers from flooding at this time of year. See our report from late August 2013 here.

Floods in Burma 2013. Photo: ifrc.org
Floods in Burma 2013. Photo: ifrc.org

More Floods Likely

Parts of Burma have seen heavy rain fall for the last week or so. Further flooding is likely, and could hit other parts of Yangoon region, as well as neighbouring areas of regions including Rakhine (Arakan) State, Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) and Bago (Pegu).

 

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