Thailand: Disaster warning systems have been set up in the south

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The Department of Water Resources revealed that, due to the current low pressure sweeping through the south, disaster warning systems have been installed in preparation for any possible flashflood or mudslide.

Director-General of the Department of Water Resources Siripong Hungsapruek stated that 76 disaster warning systems have been set up in 188 villages in risky areas with steep slopes and low plains in an attempt to safeguard them from any disaster created by the current heavy rainfall.

However, the quantity of rain measured in many areas has been found accumulated at high level, and all concerned agencies have been advised to keep a close eye on risky areas, especially in the southern region.

Mr. Siripong also reasoned that the current flood situation in areas along Chao Phraya River has been caused by overflowing water from the northern region and viewed that it should return to normalcy within this week.