August 1, 2013. Flooding occurred as a result of rising water in the critical state of rivers Karen on the Thai border. Approximately 25,000 people in the flooded areas of eastern Myanmar, were evacuated in 80 special camps for people affected by the recent floods. Only a few hundred people still do not have a fixed abode.
Rescue operations are delayed because a large number of settlements located in these parts of Myanmar, which is very hard to get to, as the roads had deteriorated, and because of the danger of landslides. But rescuers have armed helicopters to take out the maximum number of casualties.
In seven provinces of Thailand, bordering Myanmar, also there was a difficult situation. Here, during the floods killed three people, presumably from the impact debris of fallen trees in the water. In the central districts of Thai Mae Sot, the water slowly began to descend, but the suburbs are still in the water, especially near the Burmese border. The mountain areas of both South Asian countries are now considered to be most affected by the four showers, but the traffic bridge connecting Myanmar and Thailand, are in no hurry to close.
Monsoon season, which lasts from April to October each year becomes an ordeal for the states of the Indochina Peninsula.