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Locals recall chaos as water hit

With no evacuation plan in place, panic reigned when the floods rushed in

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  • Writer: Manop Thip-osod & Onnucha Hutasingh
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When floods hit 72-year-old Yupin Otaka's community in Ubon Ratchathani last week, it was every man and woman for themselves in the scramble to get out. 

The elderly woman said no evacuation plan was in place, and she had never taken part in any emergency drills in Warin Chamrap municipality. Nor had her neighbours, she said.

"I didn't know there was a drill for that kind of thing," Ms Yupin said, adding that if any such drills exist, she wants to take part.

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