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Storms raise flood threats in 37 provinces

Whilst the flood situation in the far north of the country, bordering the Mekong River, has abated over the past week, the situation is still dire for many other communities around the Kingdom today. Disaster warnings have now been issued as heavy downpours threaten to bring flash floods and landslides to 37 provinces across Thailand. A monsoon storm is predicted to increase rainfall in the Northern, Northeast, Central, East and South of Thailand until next Tuesday. Among the at-risk provinces are Surat Thani, Chiang Rai, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Phanom, Kanchanaburi, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Krabi, Phuket, Phang Nga and Trang. Surat Thani has already faced the wrath of floods, with soaring water levels. Hundreds of people along the Khlong Sok Canal in the province’s Phanom district are now living on the upper floors of their homes as floodwater, up to a metre and a half deep, rises below them. Of the three districts flooded by overspill from the canal, Phanom is the worst-hit, said a source at the province’s disaster prevention and mitigation office. Chai Buri and Than Chana are also inundated. In Chai Buri, homes and several roads in three villages are under 50 to 70 centimetres of floodwater and classes at some schools have been suspended. In Krabi province, Than Bok Khorani National Park chief Weerasak Srisajjang warned tourists against entering the park’s Bok Khorani waterfall zone. “Due to continued rain, there is a risk of flash floods,” he said. In Phetchaburi province, the growing flood risk comes from water discharged from the overwhelmed Kaeng Krachan Dam. Located in the province’s Kaeng Krachan district, the dam was 104 per cent full as of press time. To lower that, about 18.2 million cubic metres of water were being released into the Phetchaburi River a day, increasing the... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Storms raise flood threats in 37 provinces, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Storms raise flood threats in 37 provinces

 

 

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Published By: Phuket Gazette - Thursday, 9 August, 2018

 

 

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