Flash Floods Hit Myanmar’s Northernmost State

YANGON, Myanmar, July 14 (NNN-MNA) – Flash floods have hit Myanmar’s Kachin state, over the past few days, forcing over 10,000 residents to abandon their homes, according to local Information and Public Relations Department today.

The flash floods affected over 2,000 households, from wards in Myitgyina, the capital of the state, following torrential rainfall.

The rainfall also caused landslides, destroying bridges and creating havoc in Hsawlaw township.

Local authorities have set up 26 temporary shelters, at religious buildings, to accommodate the flood victims with aid provided.

Meanwhile, water levels at the Chindwin and Ayeyawaddy rivers are reportedly rising, and residents in low-lying areas of north-western Sagaing region, have sought evacuation to safer places.

Earlier this week, Mon state’s Bilin, and Rakhine state’s Mrauk U, were also faced with the danger of rising water level.– NNN-MNA