Ministry Issues Warning as Tropical Depression Moves In

Those living along the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac rivers were warned Sunday by the Ministry of Water Resources to exercise caution in the coming days as a tropical depression is expected to lead to flooding.

Typhoon Rammasun has killed more than 100 people in China and the Philippines and is expected to set off a tropical depression in Cam­bodia, Laos and Thailand, resulting in heavy rains this week.

“The wa­ter level hasn’t reached emergency levels yet, but we want people to pay attention and be careful, especially if traveling by water,” said ministry spokesman Chan Yutha.

In the statement issued Sunday, residents in Stung Treng, Kratie and Kompong Cham provinces are warned that flooding could reach dangerous levels, while those living downstream will likely see flooding as well.

National Committee for Disaster Man­agement cabinet director Keo Vy said the agency “has already prepared even before the declaration because it is flood season, but so far we haven’t seen any serious impact yet.”

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