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August 22, 2019

Swollen Ayeyawady forces more people to shift to shelters in Htigyaing

Fire Fighters and policemen collect data at the temporary shelters in Htigyaing. Photo: IPRD

Ayeyawady River in Htigyaing

The water level in the Ayeyarwady River reached 41 centimeter above the danger mark of 724 centimeter yesterday in Htigyaing, Sagaing Region, increasing from 16 centimeter below the danger mark on 15 July.
The number of flood victims sheltering at the temporary shelters in the town reached over 1,000.

Chindwin River in Homelin
At 2.30 pm yesterday, the water level in the Chindwin River was two feet below its danger mark at Homelin. The level is likely to reach the danger level over the next three days, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
The Meteorological and Hydrological Department has advised people settled near riverbanks and low-lying areas in Htigyaing and Homelin to take precautionary measures.—IPRD
(Translated by TTN)

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