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More than 200,000 meters of road in Banteay Meanchey had been flooded.


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Flash floods have flooded almost 200,000 meters of 541 roads in Banteay Meanchey province, but no deaths have been reported.


Flooding has affected at least 124 roads in Serei Saophorn city, 122 roads in Poipet city, 145 in O'Chrov district, 42 in Phnom Srok district, 63 in Mongkul Borei district, and 45 in Malai district, according to a National Committee for Disaster Management report received by Khmer Times today.

 

According to the study, the flood flooded 25,223 hectares of rice fields, 222 hectares of potato fields, and 79 hectares of other crops.

 

“Banteay Meanchey province has been seriously damaged by flash flood this year,” NCDM spokesman Khun Sokha stated, “but happily no one has been hurt or killed by flash flood.”

 

Authorities have yet to assess the extent of the water damage, he said.

 

Lay Sothy, deputy director of the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Department of Water Resources, told Khmer Times that rain has fallen in three districts, although the water level has dropped somewhat.

 

Because of the receding floodwaters, Sothy reported that routes 268A, which had been closed since September 26, were reopened today.

 

Meanwhile, Douk Bunthon, director of the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Department of Water Resources, stated today that while there is no rain today, a portion of road 50C between Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Thom provinces has yet to reopen due to floods.

 

Heavy rains have been reported in five provinces: Banteay Meanchey, Svay Rieng, Tboung Khmum, Kandal, and Prey Veng, according to the Ministry of Water Resources.

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