The Meteorology and Hydrology Department of Myanmar has issued a warning about potential flood risks as river levels in several townships in the southern states approach or exceed their danger marks. The department’s director, U Hla Tun, informed Xinhua news agency that heavy rainfall in recent days has led to rising river levels, which is not uncommon during the rainy season.
To mitigate potential risks, people residing near river banks and low-lying areas in the affected townships are advised to take precautionary measures, according to the weather bureau. Authorities in the Mon State and Bago Region reported that their rescue teams are on high alert.
Already, some townships in southern Myanmar’s Mon State and Kayin State have experienced flooding due to heavy rainfall throughout the week, as per Xinhua news agency. The weather bureau predicts widespread rain or thundershowers with a high certainty of 100 percent across most parts of the country until the morning of August 3. The situation calls for vigilance and preparedness to tackle the potential impact of flooding in the region.