Heavy rainfalls in 25 districts leave rice fields flooded

Report
from Government of Thailand
Published on 01 Oct 2013 View Original

BANGKOK, 1 October 2013 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has reported that current floods still persist in 25 provinces, inundating 817,290 homes.

The flood has so far affected nearly three million people in the 25 provinces. The flood situation has somehow gotten better in the provinces of Kanchanaburi, Prajuab Kirikhan, Chumphon, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phayao, and Mae Hong Son. At least 23 people have been killed.

The heavy rainfalls in Phitsanulok have prompted those in areas affected by the floods to remain on high alert. Recently, water in the Yom river valley area, has overflowed the banks and inundated a wide area of rice fields.

Interior Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan has stated that the impact of Typhoon Wutip has not been as devastating as previously feared. That is to say, the downpour was not as heavy as previously thought. Although the extent of damage is still unclear, the overall situation is more positive than negative.