November 16, 2017

Strong winds, huge waves batter coastal village in Kawthaung

The costal village battered by strong winds and huge waves.  Photo: Kyaw Soe (Kawthaung)
The costal village battered by strong winds and huge waves. Photo: Kyaw Soe (Kawthaung)

Strong winds at high tide swept across coastal areas in the village of Kawthaung in Taninthari Region on 2 September, causing large waves to crash down on several homes in the village.
Along with heavy rains in the coastal village of Palontonton, high tides wreaked havoc on public property, destroyed road infrastructure and sank fishing boats.
No casualties were reported in connection with the high tides and heavy rains.
Local authorities, including police officers, firefighters and Red Cross members, rushed to the scene for rescue and clean-up operations.
Relief supplies of rice, oil, dried noodles, clothing and kitchen utensils were provided to the victims following the emergency evacuation. —Kyaw Soe
(Kawthaung)

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