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Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): Flood: 2008/08/14 Country Information on DRR

Period 2008/08/14
Country or District Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Event Type Flood
Outline Vientiane authorities were scrambling to build a sandbag wall against potential floods as the Mekong River water level has exceeded the city's flood danger line, Lao newspaper Vientiane times reported on 14 Aufust 2008.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNeet 2008/08/15
Four people have been killed in flooding and landslides in Laos, where the Mekong river has hit its highest level in at least 100 years after several months of unusually heavy rain, officials said on 15 August 2008.

Xinhua English 2008/08/14
Vientiane on high alert for flooding

Geographycal Data

UNOSAT 2008/08/19
Mekong river flood waters along Thailand-Laos border (16 August 2008)

OCHA 2008/08/18
Mekong River Basin Flooding (Issued: 18 August 2008)