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09 Nov 2020 | 12:01 PM UTC

Cambodia: Heavy rainfall likely over northern and western regions during passage of storm Etau November 10-11

Heavy rainfall likely over northern and western regions during passage of storm Etau on November 10-11; monitor weather updates

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Event

Tropical Storm Etau is expected to weaken into a Tropical Depression when it reaches central-eastern Cambodia on the morning of Tuesday, November 10. Locally heavy rainfall is forecast over northern and western Cambodia on Tuesday into Wednesday, 11 November. 

Flooding and landslides are possible during the storm's passing.

Context

Tropical depressions, storms, and typhoons are common from June to October, posing a considerable threat to human populations and infrastructure. The impact varies depending on the intensity of the storm system, as well as the topographical orientation of the affected area(s) and the observance of existing disaster preparedness programs.

Advice

Those in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

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