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05 October 2009 :: 10:10:44 am 31730

Several Provinces in Thailand Hit By Flood

LAMPHUN, Oct 4 (TNA) A number of northern and northeastern provinces have been hit by floods, with the northern province of Lamphun declaring one district a disaster zone.
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Lamphun declared Li district the disaster zone after flash flood destroyed about ten houses, two dikes and several bridges. A highway leading to a national park has been flooded, leaving many tourists stranded and unable to leave. In Tak, 11 villages in Ramat district were cut off after a flash flood damaged a bridge and more than 3,000 local residents began running short of food supplies, but there have been no casualties so far.

In Lampang, floods receded in two districts and flood victims moved into a school temporarily while officials distributed relief supplies to three villages cut off from the outside world after access roads were damaged by flooding. The water level in the Chee River running through the northeastern province of Kalasin reached a critical level, and the water volume in the Lam Pao Dam has increased, posing a flood threat in five districts.

Although the rains have stopped, Kalasin watercourses are filled to capacity, particularly the Lam Pao River due to inflow from the Chee River, said Supoj Pansab, an official at the provincial office of the meteorological department. The overflowing waters may extend into farmlands. Some houses located in low-lying areas along the Chee River have been flooded.

In Chaiyaphum, motorists in foothill areas have been warned of flash floods and landslide after mudslide blocked a highway earlier this week. Chaiyaphum Governor Wanchai Suthiworachai ordered highway officials to warn motorists in five districts and to monitor the situation around the clock. (TNA )

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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