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17 provinces hit by floods, 6 dead
« on: September 01, 2014, 03:54:26 PM »
Heavy rain in many parts of the country had caused floods in 17 provinces, leaving six people dead and one person missing, Promlert, director-general of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, said on Monday.

Mr Chatchai said that since Aug 26 low pressure wedges and the southwesterly monsoon have brought heavy rain to many areas, causing floods in 17 provinces: Mae Hong Son, Lam Pang, Kamphaeng Phet, Kalasin, Buri Ram, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phetchabun, Loei, Phayao, Nan, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.

The floods hit 302 villlages in 71 tambons of 37 districts, affecting 8,051 households.  Six people were killed and one person was still missing.

The situation had eased in 14 provinces, but not in Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Phichit.

In Chiang Rai, flash floods hit 217 villages in 35 tambons if 11 districts, affecting 5,884 households and  11,200 people.  Damage had been caused  to 17,479 rai of farmland, 161 fish ponds, 51 roads, two schools, 26 bridges and two weirs.  Hardest hit were Wiang Chiang Rung and Phaya Mengrai districts.

In Phichit, Khlong Wang Daeng canan had overflowed to flood the Thap Khlo municipality in Thap Khlo district.  The water in the municipality was 50-80cm deep.

In Chiang Mai, flash floods caused flooding in Sri Ping Muang, Fa Mai and Pratu Kom communities and on Siriyawong and Sri Ping Muang roads in the municipality area.  The average water depth was 50cm.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

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Widespread rain brought by a low pressure wedge over the Upper North and south-westerly monsoon have caused flooding in 28 provinces and claimed 10 lives between Aug 26 and the present time, according to Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Chatchai Promlert.

The floods affected 14,652 households in 737 villages in 70 districts of 28 provinces and caused 10 deaths, two each in Kamphaeng Phet, Mae Hong Son and Chiang Rai and one each in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phayao, Phrae and Sukhothai.

The 28 provinces are Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Kamphaeng Phet, Kalasin, Buriram, Sa Kaeo, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phetchabun, Loei, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Ang Thong, Uttaradit, Nong Khai, Maha Sarakham, Phitsanulok, Phayao, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phichit, Chaiyaphum, Nan, Chanthaburi, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak and Nakhon Sawan.

The flooding situation has eased in 23 provinces. Still hard hit are Sukhothai, Chiang Rai, Tak, Nakhon Sawan and Phichit.

In Sukhothai, water in the Yom River overflowed to inundate 204 villages in seven districts - Muang, Si Satchanalai, Si Nakhon, Thung Saliam, Si Samrong, Sawankhalok and Krong Krai Lat - flooding 9,894 rai of farmland and damaged 37 roads, two bridges, 35 drainage pipes and 15 irrigation canals.

In Chiang Rai, flash floods and overflows have inundated 25 villages in four districts, particularly tambon Wiang Kham of Mae Sai.

A vast cropland in Tak province, particularly tambon Mae Salit of Tan Tak district, has been flooded.

A large tract of farmland in Nakhon Sawan's Nong Bua district has been hard hit.

In Phichit, the provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office and military units and concerned agencies have mobilised manpower and equipment to evacuated flood-hit people and dredge water out of flooded areas in Muang, Khong Charoen and Pho Prathap Chang districts.

Mr Chatchai warned people in the Northeast and the East to brace for widespread rain expected to cover 60-70% of the regions in a few days to come.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.