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Government officials are warning residents of potential flooding and mudslides in the lower northern and central regions after a flash flood hit some 30 houses in Uttaradit's Thong Saen Khan early yesterday. 

Heavy overnight rainfall from Sunday evening caused the flash flood, said Sawai Kerdkaew, chairman of the Phakkuang Tambon Administration Organisation in Uttaradit.

Chai Nat governor Suttipong Juljarern also warned residents in the western districts of Noen Kham, Hankha, Nong Mamong and Wat Sing to prepare for possible evacuation if water overflows the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

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