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Thousands Of Homes Flooded In Cambodia

Heavy rains pushed the Mekong River in Cambodia over its banks during the weekend, flooding 37 villages and damaging over 5,000 homes. Schools also were closed, and rice and cassava crops have been badly affected.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the top image on August 13, 2011. For comparison, the bottom image shows the same region a year earlier, on August 16, 2010. Both images use a combination of visible and infrared light to increase contrast between water and land. Water ranges... read more

Publishing Date: 17/08/2011

Disaster

Continuouce heavy rain in the catchment area of Pursat River from 11 Oct 2010 caused flash flooding along the Pursat River. Thousands of people are affected and the flooded land including Pursat City inundated widely.

Source: GLIDEnumber

The report from Banteay Meanchey province indicated that at 7:40PM on Friday 15 October 2010, rain flooding and water flooding from the collapse of the K5 dike caused floodwater to reach up to the roof of houses in Kaun Damrey village, O?Chrov district. The flooding forces the villagers to set up tents on the road to camp out. In Poipet city, electricity was cut off completely in order to avoid electrical shock.

Source: GLIDEnumber

At least nine people have died in Kampong Thom province in central Cambodia due to Typhoon Ketsana on 30 September 2009.

Source: http://glidenumber.net/glide/public/search/details.jsp?glide=18917.

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