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Fifteen provinces have been hit by floods, affecting more than 210,000 people, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Wibul Sanguanpong said on Wednesday. 

Mr Wibul said there is flooding iin 1,526 villages in 48 districts of the 15 provinces, affecting 214,550 people.  The 15 provinces are Tak, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Nakhon Pathom, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao and Chaiyaphum.

Today, the country's major dams are holding altogether 47,589 million cubic metres of water, about 68% of  capacity. At this time last year, these dams held a total of 59,549 million cubic metres of water.

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