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Typhoon Tembin to bring heavy rain next week

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The border with Vietnam will be worst hit by the bad weather set to hit next week. KT/Chor Sokunthea

All provinces, especially those along the border with Vietnam, will be affected by heavy rain when Typhoon Tembin hits next week.

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology announced that Tembin appeared in the Pacific Ocean yesterday and is currently in the Philippines.

Lim Kean Hor, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, said yesterday that as predicted, Tembin would head to the South China Sea and then continue to the Mekong River in Vietnam.

“This weather will cause Cambodia to receive an average-to-heavy level of rainfall over the country from December 26 to 28,” he said, adding that provinces along the Cambodia-Vietnam border would experience heavier rainfall.

Mr Kean Hor said skies would be cloudy in coastal areas with moderate to heavy rainfall and high waves.​​ “I implore the local authorities and citizens, especially fishermen and people travelling by sea, to be extremely careful to avoid any accidents,” he said.

Over the past three days, more than 700 homes and three schools have been affected by storms in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nob district.

No one was killed or injured but 707 houses were damaged, with several being completely destroyed.

According to a National Committee for Disaster Management report issued in October, at least 70 people died and more than 100 people were injured due to natural disasters from January to September.

It also said at least 4,030 homes were damaged due to the disasters, along with 65 schools.

NCDM spokesman Keo Vy said yesterday the final report for the year would be compiled next week.

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