Flash flood warning issued in Mon State

10 July 2019
Flash flood warning issued in Mon State
(File) Residents walk in the flooded township of Mawlamyine district in Mon state on June 18, 2018. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department have warned residents in Mon state to be aware of floods due to rising water level in next 24 hours, Xinhua reported.

People residing near the river bank and low-lying areas are warned to take precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, people in Mrauk-U, Rakhine state, were also warned of floods due to the rising water level of Lemyo river and the Meteorology and Hydrology Department forecast that the water level will reach its danger level in next 48 hours.

Flash floods and landslides accompanied by heavy rainfall and strong wind are frequent in Myanmar during the monsoon period, especially in hilly areas and low-lying areas.