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Myanmar warns of hailstone, gale-force wind in some regions, states

Updated: 04 21 , 2017 10:33
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YANGON, April 21 -- Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned of probable assault of hailstone and gale-force wind in some nine regions and states, especially in the north, in the following days.

Due to dangerous weather moving from the west to east, people in Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway and Bago regions and Kachin, Shan, Chin and Rakhine states are being alerted to take preventive measures against the gale which may reach 48-56 kilometers per hour and hailstorm, which might occur along with isolated heavy rainfall.

The weather bureau also warned of possible flash flood and landslide.

Myanmar experienced natural disaster in the last two years. In August 2016, some villages in Mandalay region were flooded with dozens of houses under water, over 300 houses ruined and a population of 1,783 left homeless.

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