August 19, 2016

Four regions, states severely hit by floods: gov’t

Yangon, 31 July —The Union government announced Friday that two regions and two states have been severely affected by floods.
The announcement signed by President U Thein Sein stated that Chin and Rakhine states, as well as Sagaing and Magway regions, have seen huge destruction and face difficulty returning to normal conditions.
Meanwhile, a national disaster preparedness committee is making evacuation and resettlement efforts in Ayeyawady and Bago regions, as well as Kayin and Mon states, which are also experiencing floods.
Heavy rain in June and July has caused floods and landslides across wide parts of the country.—GNLM


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