Torrential rains left by storm Noul has caused severe flooding in a number of localities in Cambodia and forced local authorities to issue emergency state to limit travelling as water level in rivers continues to rise.
So far, the storm has left 11 dead, including eight people killed by a lightning strike and three others swept away by floodwater. Meanwhile, nearly 2,000 houses and about 312 hectares of rice and crop farm have been submerged. At the same time, 475 residents had to leave homes for a safer place.
According to Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management, storm Noul’s impact has caused flash flood in some parts of five provinces – Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Oddar Meanchey, Pailin and Pursat.