August 20, 2016

DMH alerts flood warning as Chindwin exceeds danger level

THE Department of Meteorology and Hydrology Department has alerted people in high risk areas of floods as the Chindwin River has exceeded its danger level at Homalin yesterday and expected to rise the danger level at Phaungpyin today.
The weather bureau has urged the people living in the low-lying areas near the river to take precautionary measures.
The water level of the Chindwin River at Phaungpyin is observed as about 1 ½ feet below its danger level yesterday and it may reach its danger level today, said the flood warning issued by the DMH yesterday.
Meanwhile, the water level of the river at Homalin has exceeded by about 3 inches above its danger level and it is expected to continue to rise about 2 feet next two days and remain above its danger level, according to the 12.30 hr observation yesterday.—GNLM


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