MORE than 1,400 people in low-lying wards of Myawady city were affected by flood after the water level of the Thaungyin River rose above the danger level of 963 centimetres. They were sheltered at the relief camps.
The water level of the Thaungyin River surged after the torrential rainfall on the evening of 26 July. A total of 1,469 flood victims living in No.1, 2, 4 and 5 wards were relocated to the relief camps.
They were comprised of 698 males and 771 females from 323 households in low-lying wards. The natural disaster management team including deputy district administrator U Aung Chan Nyein, township administration council chairman and members, fire police force, ICRC members, philanthropical organizations, ward administrators worked together to evacuate the flood victims and shelter them at the relief camps.
At present, there are over 10 camps for internally displaced persons in Myawady and the authorities are implementing the evacuation activities in the flood-stricken areas. Chairman U Soe Tint of Myawady District Administration Council provided foodstuffs (59 rice bags and onions) to the 713 displaced persons from 141 households after they arrived in the camps on the evening of 26 July.
Food will also be delivered to the remaining households in a timely manner. — Htein Lin Aung/ GNLM