Thailand

Inundation persists in 5 provinces

THAILAND, 3rd September 2017 (NNT) – People in five provinces are still battling prolonged floods, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DDPM).

The latest DDPM report says nearly 3,000 families in 23 districts of Kalasin, Roi Et, Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon, and Ayutthaya remain in need of assistance. About 10,000 people in those areas are struggling to go about their daily lives.

The department has already contacted responsible agencies in the affected areas about providing assistance measures and urged officials in the provinces where the water has subsided to conduct detailed damage assessments, so that the government instigate post-flood assistance programs accordingly.

Those in need of emergency assistance can call Hotline 1784 twenty-four hours a day.

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Reporter : Thammarat Thadaphrom
Rewriter : Rodney McNeil
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