Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon remain flooded

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Prachuap Khiri Khan province in the lower Central and Chumphon in the upper South are still ravaged by flooding with three people reported killed, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak said on Sunday.

Mr Thitisak said as a result of the strong monsoon across the lower South during Nov 7-11, flash floods and river overflows occurred in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces in the lower Central and Chumphon in the upper South.

The situation has eased in Phetchaburi, leaving Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon in trouble.

In Prachuap Khiri Khan, flooding has prevailed in Bang Saphan Noi, Bang Saphan, Thap Sakae and Muang districts, affecting over 10,000 people in 129 villages. One people was reported killed. The water is receding.

In Chumphon, 472 villages in 60 tambons of Pathiu, Sawi, Muang, Lang Suan, Thung Tako, Tha Sae and La Mae districts have been ravaged by flash floods with 36,315 people affected. Two villagers were reported killed and 65 schools, 65 roads, 56 bridges and 4,235 rai of farmland damaged. The water is receding.

Mr Chayapol said concerned officials and soldiers as well as disaster relief equipment have been deployed to drain water from flooded areas. Survival kits and necessities have been distributed to flood-hit villagers.

Affected people can call hotline 1784 around the clock for help, he added.

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