Warning of flash floods in Cambodia

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has announced that a low-pressure system will lead to heavy rains in virtually every province in the coming days, as well as flash floods in a number of areas flanking bodies of water, the Phnom Penh Post (www.phnompenhpost.com) reported.
In a notice sent yesterday to local authorities, Minister Lim Keang Hor urges caution ahead of the rains.

“This will affect the Kingdom, with scattered rain almost throughout the country from September 6-11 and flooding in some provinces/municipalities, such as in the northeast, some provinces around the Tonle Sap lake, sea areas and along the National Road 4,” the note reads.

The ministry’s notice comes at a time when the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is preparing for a large-scale non-violent demonstration to be held in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Saturday.