Myanmar's Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced that heavy thunderstorms are forecast through Thursday, October 19, in the regions/states of Upper Sagaing, Mandalay, Taninthayi, Kachin, Lower Sagaing, Magwe, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Shan, Chin, Rakhine, Kayah, Kayin, and Mon. Authorities issued a warning for individuals near mountainous areas and rivers, highlighting the risk of flooding and landslides. Additionally, officials warned of possible strong winds in coastal areas.
Hazardous conditions and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected.
Myanmar's rainy season typically runs from May through October each year.
Individuals present in Myanmar are advised to follow all instructions as issued by local authorities, monitor weather forecasts, and anticipate transportation disruptions and potentially hazardous conditions.
Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult. Finally, because floodwater may also contain wastewater or chemical products, wear boots and try to avoid any contact with the water. All items having come into contact with the water should be washed and disinfected and any foodstuffs discarded.
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