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Dams emptied as Gaemi nears

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Officials are rushing to discharge water from major dams so they can handle new inflows from tropical storm Gaemi which is expected to batter Thailand from Friday. 

The release was ordered by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after the weather office forecast heavy rainfall in the northeastern, eastern and central regions.

The National Water and Flood Management Policy Office yesterday predicted the Northeast, especially Ubon Ratchathani, would be hit by heavy downpours brought by Gaemi on Friday.

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