Flash floods slam villages in Sa Kaeo
WRITER: SAWAT KETNGAM
SA KAEO: Flash floods hit four villages in Ta Phraya district of this eastern provinces on Saturday, leaving 43 houses under water and damaging farmland and public utilities, officials said.
The flash floods followed rainstorms that early Saturday began pounding Ta Phraya village in tambon Ta Phraya, and Khlong Phaeng, Khlong Chaeng and Khlong Nai Sai villages in tambon Thap Sadet.
Forty-three houses, farmland and several roads were inundated.
Pornpoj Penpas, the Sa Kaeo governor, led disaster prevention and mitigation officials to inspect the flooded areas.
Parts of the newly-built road linking tambon Thap Saet and tambon Thap Thai in Ta Phraya district were damaged by floodwater from the Ta Phraya National Park. Damage to other public facilities and farmland was being assessed.
Arayan Thayai, the Ta Phraya district chief, said he expected it would take two days for the floodwater to subside from the affected areas.