Flooding in South exacerbates

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NARATHIWAT, 27 February 2013 (NNT) – Flooding in the southern region has exacerbated, with parts of Narathiwat and Yala provinces now inundated.

In Narathiwat province, water overflowed the banks of Sungai Kolok River and washed onto people's homes along the riverbanks in Waeng, Tak Bai and Sungai Kolok districts. At least 60 homes were flooded; their residents had to move their belongings to higher ground to minimize damage.

In Yala province, floodwater forced the suspension of classes at 2 schools in Mueang district and at another school in Raman district. The two main rivers in the province are already starting to overflow.

Meanwhile, at least 5,000 homes have been afflicted by floods in Phatthalung province. Disaster Prevention and Mitigation officials and local governing bodies are evaluating the situation to determine whether an emergency situation would be declared.

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Correspondent : Nuttaporn Chanchokpong
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