Army on standby for relief ops
- Published: 7 Oct 2012 at 13.02
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Army units have been instructed to prepare for disaster relief operations with the expected arrival of tropical storm Gaemi, army deputy spokeswoman Sirichan Ngathong said on Sunday.
Col Sirichan said Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief, has ordered the army's disaster relief centre to prepare 880,000 sandbags for distribution to the people in Bangkok.
In the Northeast, 28 companies of the 2nd Army are also ready for relief operations in coordination with civilian units in every province.
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