Myanmar – Almost 3,000 Displaced by Floods in Kachin

Disaster authorities in Myanmar report that almost 3,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in parts of Kachin State.

Flooding struck in areas around Hpakant Township, Mohnyin District in Kachin State from around 22 September 2020 after heavy rainfall and the overflow of a local creek. Flooding was over 3 metres deep in some places, blocking roads and damaging around 400 homes in the area. A total of 2,875 people from 410 households were temporarily displaced by the floods.

Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State and situated about 100km east of Hpakant, recorded 72 mm of rain in 24 hours to 23 September 2020, and 49 mm of rain the following 24 hours period.