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Officials say flood recovery underway as south inundated anew

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By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Massive flooding which has ravaged dozens of provinces in recent weeks and killed at least 20 people is still affecting Isaan, while the south is drying out Thursday from a fresh monsoon.

Water levels are still high in 10 central and northeastern provinces, where flooding that began in late July has been blamed for 18 deaths. Provinces which remain affected include Nakhon Sawan, Sing Buri, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et and Khon Kaen, where some of the worst flooding was beginning to recede.

“We are working with local provinces to give aid to the affected as quickly as possible by building temporary shelters and supplies,” said Chaiyapol Thitisak, director of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.

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