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Floodwaters recede in the South of Thailand

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NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 27 January 2017 (NNT) - Flooding in the South of Thailand has begun to subside, although a few areas remain heavily inundated.

In Nakhon Si Thammarat province, many areas have been restored, except for Thang Phun subdistrict, where more than 1,000 homes remain submerged in deep floodwaters. Its residents rely on boats to get food and drinking water.

Farms have been destroyed, forcing cattle ranchers to move their herds onto roadways. Governor Chamroen Tipayapongthada instructed all provincial units to assist flood victims in every way they can. He said that at least 15 days' worth of survival supplies and drinking water must be distributed to areas that are severely inundated.

In Trang province, the Land Development Department and the Provincial Agriculture and Cooperatives Office sent a team of experts to help farmers in Nataluang subdistrict to restore their farms. A total of 2,500 liters of wastewater treatment solution was used to treat fish ponds and waterlogged areas.

In Songkhla province, livestock department officials visited Ranot district to donate animal feed and medicine to cattle ranchers, following reports of sick and starving animals, many of which have gone without food for several weeks.