Cambodia: Flood: 1999/11
|Country or District||Cambodia|
|Outline||Continued torrential rains during October and early November caused flash floods and affected five southern provinces: Takeo, Kandal, Kampong Speu, Phnom Penh Municipality and Pursat. The report indicates that the floods affected 21,334 families and around 9,900 ha of rice field. IFRC's situation report dated 9 November stated that 3,561 houses are damaged/destroyed. So far, there has been no report of casualties.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
|Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) 1999/11/24|
|Earlier reports by the Government of Cambodia estimate the floods affected more than 21,000 families.||More than 3,500 houses were damaged or destroyed. The deputy governor estimates that at least 30 percent of the rice crop was destroyed.
|Tens of thousands of people remained without shelter, food or safe drinking water throughout the south of the country.
More than 45,000 people have been forced out of their homes by the worst rains so far this year. Aid workers said they feared more than 100,000 could be homeless and facing the risk of disease due to contamination of drinking water supplies and exposure.
|Care International said it had despatched 500 tonnes of food to Pursat, but said efforts to bring supplies to stricken villagers was being hampered by rising water levels, collapsed bridges and blocked highways.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) 1999/11/24
Relief workers were forced to go by boat into many of the affected areas.
OCHA Situation Report No.1 1999/11/11
Although the rain stopped and the floods begun to subside, IFRC's report mentioned that communication and transportation have been severely disrupted as roads connecting major cities were damaged and flooded. The media reported that relief efforts have been hampered by water levels, collapsed bridges and blocked highways.
Cambodian Premier Hun Sen on Saturday ordered the country's armed forces to mobilise to help tens of thousands left homeless after several days of heavy flooding.