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Krabi issues flooding, landslide warning until 27 October

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KRABI, 25th October 2018 (NNT) - Krabi province has issued a warning for potential flash flood, landslide, and rough seas due to thunderstorms at this time. Small boats should remain ashore during this period.

The Governor of Krabi, Pol. Lt. Col. Kittibodee Prawit, said the province has received a weather advisory from the Meteorological Department forecasting thunderstorms in the southern region from October 23rd to 27th, 2018, which may cause flash flood and landslides in some areas.

During this period, the waves in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea may reach two to three meters high. Sailors are advised to exercise extra caution while out at sea, while small boats should remain ashore for safety.

The general public are advised to keep update latest information from official sources to prepare themselves accordingly. Staying in open areas, under large tree, or unstable billboard could pose a danger during thunderstorms.

Local administration in risk areas are instructed to monitor the precipitation level in the past 24 hours to watch out for any disaster indication, and to immediately inform the general public and conduct evacuation as soon as a disaster is predicted.

Villagers in risk areas are encouraged to prepare for disaster scenarios where they can still stay at home, or be evacuated. Related agencies are instructed to ensure the preparedness of personnel, equipment, and other resources to assist the general public around the clock in case of a disaster, according to the protocol, and to ensure the preparedness of evacuation routes and communication facilities to allow for a smooth and speedy operation.

The general public facing natural disaster may call the number 0-7561-2735 to request assistance. Officials are now on standby 24 hours a day monitoring the situation.