Flood warnings issued for 3 more provinces as monsoon hits more heavily
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation issued a flood warning for three more provinces last night after torrential rainfall ravaged the country.
Residents of Udon Thani (Kut Chap district), Nakhon Phanom (That Phanom district) and Trat (Muang, Khlong Yai and Khao Saming districts) have been advised to prepare for possible flooding.
Meanwhile, Chiang Khan district in Loei province is also threatened by rising water levels of the Mekong River.
The department there advised residents to follow updates from government agencies and warned them to beware of the dangers of electrocution, poisonous snakes and insects washed away by the floods. Traffic must be careful not to get caught in strong road currents.
So far, five counties across the country have reported flooding this week.
Flood-affected provinces range from Mae Hong Son and Mukdahan in the north to Udon Thani in the northeast, Pathum Thani in the central region and Phuket in the south.
A total of 87 households in eight districts have been affected by flooding since Tuesday, the ministry said. However, the water receded and no injuries or deaths were reported in the eight districts.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said they were coordinating with local authorities to set up rescue efforts. Meanwhile, officials are assessing flood damage for Treasury Department recovery measures.
The public can report flooding via the Department’s 1784 hotline or via Line ID @1784DDPM.
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