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08 June 2011 :: 10:06:48 am 54645

Villagers evacuated in Surat Thani as late night flood forces relocation

SURAT THANI, June 8 -- Heavy rain in the southern province of Surat Thani, particularly at Khian Sa district causing more than two metres high flood as authorities had to help villagers evacuate to higher ground.
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Ban Sadet subdistrict in Khian Sa received heavy rainfall for two days, increasing the volume of water in Nong Tam Sao reservoir which run ran off into lower areas causing floods in four villages–Ban Tab Khao, Ban Tab Mai, Ban Khao Sam Yod and Ban Rapeepan.

More than 30 homes were affected as flood waters rose to between one and two metres deep.

The main road between Ban Sadet-Khian Sa and Ban Khao was under water causing difficulties for transportation.

The Surat Thani Provincial Administration Organisation chief led the rescue workers, volunteers and community leaders to help villagers affected by flood to relocate to higher ground for their safety while initial evaluation found that over 1,000 rai of farmland (one acre = 2.5 rai) were damaged by the flood

Repor By: mcot

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