December 15, 2016

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Floods return to Mandalay Region

Photo shows inundated road in Mandalay on recent days. Photo: Maung Pyi Thu
Photo shows inundated road in Mandalay on recent days. Photo: Maung Pyi Thu

LOW pressure in the northern Bay of Bengal created a small storm, which resulted heavy rains on 12 and 13 October in Mandalay, Pyin-Oo-Lwin and Mogok townships in Mandalay Region. The water levels of the Ayeyawady, Myitnge and Dokhtawady rivers also rose swiftly.
Drains clogged by garbage exacerbated the flooding in Mandalay, with rainfall measuring 5.82 centimetres on 12 October and 5 centimetres on 13 October.
The Mandalay City Development Committee is now attempting to completely clear out the city’s drainage system to prevent future flash
floods.—Maung Pyi Thu

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