Runoff from the Khao Chamao mountains has inundated more than 100 homes in Rayong's Klaeng district after heavy rainfall on Friday night.
UP THE CREEK: Locals in Ubon Ratchathani's Warin Chamrap district travel by boat Saturday along a main road. The area has been flooded since the Moon River burst its banks two weeks ago. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)
The affected houses were all located in tambon Thung Khwai Kin.
Water levels in the tambon rose to between 1m and 1.5m yesterday, cutting off roads leading to the four villages.
Thung Khwai Kin Tambon Municipality clerk's office chief Phuangphayom Phengphan said she had ordered staff to assist those affected by the flooding.
Four boats and a truck were sent out to assist the operation.
"These areas were the hardest hit by floods in the past three years. If rains stop in the next two to three days, the flood waters will recede," Ms Phuangphayom said.
Residents are unlikely to be given any reprieve, as the Meteorological Department (TMD) yesterday issued a severe weather warning for people in eight provinces in the East and South.
It warns of flash floods in Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon today and tomorrow.
Heavy rains also lashed parts of the neighbouring province of Chanthaburi on Friday night.
Sombat Jungtrakul, deputy chairman of the Thai-Cambodian Border Trade Association, said heavy rains flooded the two Thai-Cambodian permanent checkpoints at tambon Thepnimit in Pong Nam Ron district and tambon Thungkhanan in Soi Dao district.
Mr Sombat said Thai traders had been unable to transport goods to Cambodia.
Many roads and areas in Pattaya have also been underwater since Friday night. Deputy Pattaya mayor Weerawat Khakhai said his staff had set up 20 pumping machines to drain water from inundated roads and communities.
In Chon Buri's Si Racha district, rain has continued since Friday night, causing floods in many housing and factory areas.
Meanwhile, South Pasak Water Project chief Boonchob Homgaysorn, warned those living near the lower Pasak River in Tha Rua, Nakhon Luang and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya districts of Ayutthaya to brace for possible flooding. He said Pasak Jolasid dam in Lop Buri had exceeded its capacity and will soon accelerate its release of water.