Nearly 8,000 families impacted by recent floods

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Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor. KT/ Tep Sony

The National Committee for Disaster Management today said floods in the Kingdom over the past week affected about 8,000 families, killing four and impacted more than 5,000 hectares of rice paddy.

Keo Vy, NCDM spokesman, noted  that 7,999 families were affected, 962 of whom had to be evacuated to higher ground, during a press conference at the Council of Ministers.

He added that most of these families had since returned to their homes after flood waters subsided.

“The situation is better now and most of the affected people have already returned to their houses,” Mr Vy said.

He said that the majority of families that had to be evacuated were in Ratanakkiri, Mondulkiri, and Kampot provinces.

Mr Vy added that floods impacted 5,208 hectares of rice paddy, 300 hectares of which were damaged, and 2,275 hectares of alternative crops of which 940 hectares were wrecked.

He noted that six national roads were also impacted by flooding.

Full story in Friday’s paper

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