Thailand

Days of rainfall trigger floods in Uthai Thani

THAILAND, 8th October 2017 (NNT) – Continuous rainfall has triggered heavy flooding in two communities of Uthai Thani Province.

Torrential rain in the last couple of days has caused water in Khlong Pho Reservoir to overflow, causing floods in Phai Khiao and Bo Yang sub-districts of Uthai Thani province. The water level in these communities was reportedly as high as 80 centimeters, damaging roads and compromising several plantation operations. Local authorities are providing assistance and necessities to those in need.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has reported that rapid flooding has swept Lopburi and Kamphaeng Phet provinces, putting 646 homes under water. The department is now assessing the damage and urging the public to call 1784 for 24-hour assistance.

In the meantime, the Meteorological Department has forecast that Thailand will continue to experience heavy precipitation during the next 24 hours. Thundershowers and gusty winds can be expected in the central and northeastern regions until October 12th.

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Reporter : Thammarat Thadaphrom
Rewriter : Rodney McNeil
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