11 August 2019
Flash floods occurred in Myeik Township of Taninthayi Region starting Saturday morning, falling trees and damaging to houses and a rural creek crossing bridge. Low-lying areas in Myeik have been inundated because of heavy rains.
Flood water entered houses about 3-ft in Myeik Taung village-tract and 26 households have been evacuated in a community hall and a monastery.
Moreover, torrential rains caused landslide in some wards/villages of the township, falling trees on the road. Landslide damaged to 5 houses in Pyinn Nge village, 8 houses in Phaya Kai ward of Myeik Taung area and 2 houses in Ale Chaung village.
The strong wind also destroyed 3 houses in Thin Ka Htee village, the township General Administrative Department said. Likewise, Taung Shay creek crossing wooden bridge on Kyaye Nan Taing-Nan Daw Yar rural road was damaged by the heavy rains.
Now, Special Bridge Group-9 of the Bridge Department is constructing a new concrete bridge near this damaged wooden bridge. The concerned officials, rescue teams, Tatmadaw men, Fire Brigade members and police force members are undertaking rescue measures for flood-affected people, villages and wards in the township.
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