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Improved flood situation reported in Yala

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YALA, 3rd December 2017 (NNT) - The flood situation in Yala has improved while other southern provinces such as Trang, and Pattani continue to be submerged.

In Trang, some flood barriers of the Trang River in Mueang district have collapsed, causing flooding in 14 villages, as well as farmland, a school and many government places. A temporary shelter has seen set up for flood-affected people.

Deputy Director-General of the Department of Rural Roads, Samai Chotesakun and Director of the Trang Provincial Department of Rural Roads Chetsada Winson have given supplies to the flood-affected people who have been staying on the roadside. They also inspected damaged roads and bridges in Huay Yod district.

The flooding in Pattani started to improve after more pumps were installed to urgently discharge the flood waters out to the sea. Almost all of the submerged roads are now passable. However, residents along the Pattani and Sai Buri Rivers have been warned to stay vigilant and closely monitor the situation.

More than 30,000 households in Pattani and almost 40,000 rai of farmland have been affected by the flooding with five fatalities. Officers from all sectors are urgently providing help to the affected people.

In Yala, the floods in all areas across the province subsided on Sunday but some farms are still submerged. The province has predicted that the situation will continue to improve if the rain does not return.

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Reporter : Suwit Rattiwan
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