Floods easing in some southern provinces

Report
from Government of Thailand
Published on 11 Jan 2017 View Original

BANGKOK, 11th January 2017 (NNT) - The flood crisis in some southern provinces has started to ease although officials remain vigilant and are on the lookout for possible rains over the next few days.

Although flood water has receded in some areas, officials continue to closely monitor the situation in Chumphon province as water in Khlong Ta Tapao has been rising and could overflow and hit the province’s inner area.

With more heavy rains forecast, locals have been warned to stay vigilant about flash floods.

Chumphon Governor Narong Pholla-iad, on Tuesday brought lunch boxes, dried food and drinking water to flood victims in the province while urging all related agencies to continue assisting those in need, as over 48,000 people have been affected by the floods.

In Krabi, excess water from the Phanom Bencha Mountain recently submerged various parts of the province and damaged residents’ properties before the situation eased on Tuesday, when residents could return to inspect and clean up their homes.

Authorities, however, have warned residents of Krabi to continue monitoring news and official announcements about likely rainfall and flooding.

Meanwhile, heavy rains and high waves continued in Phang Nga province, where more than 500 fishing boats in Takua Pa, Thai Mueang and Khura Buri district have had to stay in port.

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Reporter : Kitti Cheevasittiyanon

Rewriter : Rodney McNeil

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