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Storm brings floods, 500 houses swamped
« on: August 27, 2012, 12:43:15 PM »
UTTARADIT : A seasonal storm that has lashed Uttaradit's Laplae district since Friday caused flash floods that swamped more than 500 houses and 10,000 rai of farmland in two tambons yesterday

Children wade through floodwater caused by torrential rains in tambon Thung Yang of Uttaradit’s Laplae district yesterday morning. The downpour brought by Typhoon Tembin pounded the district and flooded more than 500 houses in the area. BOONNUM KERDKEAW

The storm also destroyed many roads in tambons Thung Yang and Phai Lom.

The water level reached 50cm, rendering them impassable to small vehicles.

Residents in the two tambons yesterday had to move to higher ground.

No casualties were reported. Provincial officials were sent to the two tambons to rescue stranded people.

Surachai Thatkavin, an official from the Uttaradit Provincial Disaster Mitigation and Prevention Office, said he had warned people in the district to brace for continuing floods.

Heavy rains yesterday also triggered flash floods affecting about 40 houses in Nan's Phu Phiang district. The average water level there was about 50cm.

In Nakhon Phanom, a man died yesterday as he swam in Huay Nam Mao River in Si Songkhram district and was washed away by a deluge of water.

The victim was identified as Sunthorn Buakhan, 21.

In Nong Khai, the provincial disaster mitigation and prevention office yesterday issued a flash floods warning for people living along the Mekong River.
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