Almost 8,000 families have now been evacuated to higher ground since severe flooding across the country began two weeks ago and two more children were confirmed to have drowned over the weekend bringing the nationwide death toll to at least 28, officials said. In Phnom Penh, where floodwaters on Sunday were inching closer to emergency level, 161 families have been evacuated from Meanchey district since Friday with thousands still grappling with inundated homes and poor sanitation.