Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post During the first three months of this year, rainstorms and lightning strikes left three people dead and five others seriously injured. – Lightening and damaging the housing of 156 people and several public buildings. According to data obtained by the Post from local authorities and the National Committee for Disaster Management on Sunday.
Tep Mae Sen, Puok district inspector, told the Post that the torrential downpours on Saturday evening had affected 33 homes. In three communes of Puok district in Siem Reap province. Of the 27 houses in Trout Nath commune were damaged by roof openings and broken roofs, while six homes were damaged. Also in Lvea and Srayneak communes, collapsed and burned.
"On the evening of March 28, there was a rainy season and the wind chipped, causing damage and affecting," he said. There are a total of 33 houses. Five houses collapsed to the ground and another caught fire caused by strong winds. A series of cracks, which sparked an electrical outage, caught fire at a home. "But no one was killed or injured in the incident."
In Ratanakiri district of Battambang, there were two consecutive days of rains, on 28 and evenings. March 29th. The incident damaged a total of 22 houses in Bassac and Khnok Prek commune and the roof of the district police's residence. Also, one plant. According to Chhek Mab, Inspector of Forestry, March 29.
Advisor to the National Committee for Disaster Management Keo Vy confirmed on March 29 that rain and wind had occurred in Pouk district. Siem Reap and Ratanakiri districts have boosted the number of damaged homes in the first three months of this year to 156. The back of the house.
"The rainfall phenomenon over the first three months of 2020 occurred 24 times," said Mr Vy. This is a 15-fold decrease over the same period last year. But the death toll from this phenomenon is seven, roughly the same as last year. .
"During the first three months of this year, a severe rainstorm caused two deaths and two deaths. Five others suffered serious and minor injuries. During the same period last year, seven people were injured but no one was killed. ”
"In fact, lightning strikes in the first three months of this year have killed just one person," said Ke Vy. Takeo province, which has dropped three times compared to the same period last year, had three people Three dead and three injured. ”
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology recently called on local people who are vulnerable to the above incident to increase their alert. For wind and thunderstorm phenomena.
At the same time, the ministry announced that the maximum temperature would be within the range of 34-38 degrees Celsius. All over the country as well. But during this month's rains, "thunderstorms and thunderstorms will continue to occur before and during the rainy season." It was raining. "Therefore, citizens should be alert for possible natural disasters."