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Fishermen warned of storms

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Authorities asked fishermen to suspend their work.

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has called for all fishermen to temporarily suspend their activities in order to remain safe because Typhoon Tembin is expected to bring inclement weather to the nation soon.

Typhoon Tembin hit the South China Sea on Monday evening and will continue along to the Mekong River. The typhoon will then hit Cambodia, causing strong winds and heavy rain in coastal provinces.

“Please, all passengers who travel on the sea, and also all fishermen, suspend your activity until the weather is better,” the ministry said in a notice issued on Monday.

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday appealed to people who live and do business in coastal provinces to be wary of the incoming weather changes.

Aing Chandara, director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial department of water resources, said yesterday that the weather in his province is beginning to worsen.

“We will broadcast to our people, especially the fishermen, not to go fishing far from the coast,” he said. “But I fear a few fishermen may still venture out.”

Mr Chandara said that his department will continue to monitor the weather changes until the situation improves and returns to normal.

“So far, we have yet to have any major problems,” he added.

According to an annual National Committee for Disaster Management report issued on Monday, natural disasters killed at least 103 people, injured 120 people, and affected 2,000 families so far this year.

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