"Cambodia – 7 Dead as Floods Worsen 11 SEPTEMBER, 2019 BY FLOODLIST NEWS IN ASIA, NEWS The flood situation in Cambodia has worsened since rivers levels began to rise in early September. Flooding has now affected 11 provinces and displaced thousands. Further heavy rain is expected over the coming days.
Quoting the country's National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), the Phnom Penh Post said that 7 people have died in the recent floods, which have displaced 6,893 families and inundated thousands of homes. Flooding has also caused severe damage to crops and livestock.
Steung Treng, Kratie, Kampong Cham, Preah Vihear and Tbong Khmum are thought to be among the worst affected areas. Cambodia's Transport Ministry said that floods have damaged roads in 11 provinces; Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri, Kratie, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Kampong Chhnang, Tboung Khmum, Kampong Speu, Kampot, Kep and Koh Kong.
The Mekong is at or above alarm level at Kampong Cham, Kratié, Steung Treng and Koh Kehl in Kandal Province, about 35 km (20 miles) south of the capital Phnom Penh. National Flood Forecasting Center(NFFC) also reported flooding in areas around Tonlé Sap lake." Quoted from Flood List.
Results from the NASA-supported Global Flood Monitoring System (GFMS) at ESSIC, University of Maryland. Date and UTC time is shown. This is flooding as modeled from input precipitation data and topography.
Red is all mapped flooding from this event. Darker Red is mapped flooding from non-DFO sources. Blue is a reference normal water extent. Light gray is all previously mapped flooding, since 1999. See also the DFO Web Map Server. Over the course of the event, remote sensing data are combined to show all flooded areas. A larger scale geotif version and flood and reference water GIS files are located here. Click on colored dots for access to River Watch results.
Last update of this map: September 14, 2019.
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(counting since September 15, 2019)