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over 78,000 people nevertheless stricken by floods in thailand

The Daily Dawn

the disaster prevention and mitigation department of thailand stated over seventy eight,000 human beings have been nonetheless tormented by the floods resulting from tropical hurricane bebinca and southwest monsoon.

the catastrophe prevention and mitigation department said on overdue saturday that 162,711 humans from fifty five,353 households in 2,318 villages from 18 provinces were tormented by the flooding given that august 17.

director-fashionable of the department chayapol thitisak stated floodwaters have subsided in 10 of the 18 provinces hit by way of the floods, leaving seventy eight,334 human beings from 30,773 households in 8 provinces nonetheless laid low with floods, consistent with bss report.

but, office of the countrywide water resources (onwr) warned that 17 provinces will want to prepare themselves to include for more torrential rain from saturday to wednesday.

samroeng saengphuwong, deputy secretary-fashionable of onwr, stated provinces which might be in all likelihood to revel in heavy rainfall consist of chiang rai, phayao, nan, mae hong son, tak, kanchanaburi, ratchaburi, phetchaburi and prachuap khiri khan.

samroeng, who additionally acts as director of the government’s brief middle for disaster control, warned provinces of over-flowing water coming from pasak river in phetchabun and prachin buri river in prachin buri.

at the identical time,  huge dams in kanchanaburi province are draining more water, causing flooding in low-mendacity regions surrounding the dams.

vajiralongkorn dam in thong pha phum district will discharge 5 million cubic meters extra water in keeping with day, at the same time as srinakarin dam in si sawat district will increase the rate of water freeing through 6 million cubic meters consistent with day.

the thai navy is handing over relief by using boats to the flood victims.

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