PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Heavy floods rendered four hospitals inoperable for two days after the high water levels damaged infrastructure and cut off access to the facilities, the provincial public health office said on Saturday.
The hospitals across two districts were affected by floods brought on by torrential rain on Thursday night, according to the office.
The authorities were looking at the damage caused the downpours.
WRITER: SUPAPONG CHAOLAN
SURAT THANI: Flash floods and runoff ravaged three districts overnight, affecting 25 households and claiming the life of a 55-year-old man, whose body was found early on Tuesday morning. Heavy rain started pounding several villages in Khian Sa, Phanom and Phrasaeng districts around 9pm on Monday. The downpour lasted several hours, triggering flooding and forest runoff in all three districts.
Heavy rain on Sunday flooded many roads in Bangkok, including the major arteries of Ratchadaphisek and Ramkhamhaeng. Pictures posted on Twitter showed flooding at Rajamangala National Stadium.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration reported stretches of 17 different roads were underwater.
Pattaya and Bang Lamung districts in Chon Buri were also hit by torrential rain on Sunday. The downpour started around 1pm and lasted about two hours, flooding numerous roads and causing traffic congestion.
Uttaradit: Two districts of Tha Pla and Laplae are on full alert for flash floods and landslides after torrential rain lashed wide areas over the past 24 hours due to tropical storm Mangkhut, according to the provincial office.
Provincial governor Theerawat Wutthikhun issued an urgent message to government units in the districts telling them to be on full alert as heavy downpours continued yesterday.
The warning was also relayed to residents living in disaster-prone villages, particularly in tambon Nang Phaya in Tha Pla district and tambon Mae Poon in Laplae.
WRITER: SAIARUN PINADUANG, RARINTHORN PETCHAROEN AND ASWIN WONGNORKAEW
Forest runoff and heavy flooding caused by typhoon Mangkhut swept through several northern provinces overnight and into Tuesday, with the Meteorological Department warning the North and Northeast of more rain expected over the next two days.