Thursday, October 1, 2009

Flood update

Siem Reap and Pub Street's waterways, courtesy of Eric de Vries
As the tropical storm Ketsana hits landfall in Vietnam and Cambodia, Hoi An is under water in central Vietnam and storms in Cambodia's Kompong Thom Province have seen some loss of life in Sandan district. Overnight rain in Siem Reap has left the old market area under water including pub street and other areas including Wat Bo road and the roads in front of Hotel De La Paix, Amansara and La Residence Hotels. National Road 6 out towards the airport is also under water. In Angkor, the roads around Prasat Kravann and Banteay Kdei are flooded and the level of the water in the moat surrounding Angkor Wat is at its peak. At the moment Phnom Penh hasn't really been affected. Fingers crossed the rain disappears and the sun comes out.


Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

I've just had a phonecall from a friend in Siem Reap who is very worried about the flood waters in the town, especially now that the news is out, that over a dozen crocodiles have escaped from a farm in the town and they're on the loose. There is genuine fear amongst the town's residents according to my source.
Lets hope the water levels recede and quickly. The Siem Reap River has flooded its banks today and the roads either side are under water, as are many other parts of town. And the hunt is on for the crocs.

October 1, 2009 11:29 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

One man who can solve the problem. Let's call him in...., Crocodile Dundee

October 1, 2009 11:40 PM  

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