Storm Batters Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh Next

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Containers knocked over by the storm at Sihanoukville Seaport. Photo: Supplied

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – At least 60 containers at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port were knocked over on Tuesday morning, as coastal areas were battered with high winds, heavy rains and two-meter high waves.

The Department of Meteorology forecast last week that the storm would hit Cambodia yesterday, as Tropical Storm Vamco was heading to Vietnam. It made landfall there over the weekend.  

A government official said heavy rain was still battering the port, making it difficult for officials to calculate the damage.

The department is warning that severe weather conditions will continue today and tomorrow. Heavy rain and gusts are expected to hit Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Kandal, Takeo, Kampot, Sihanouk, Kampong Thom and Siem Reap provinces. 

Waves of up to two meters are expected to continue off the coast for the next two days, the department said. It warned of flash floods in rural areas.

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