17 provinces still flooded, 10 deaths
published : 30 Oct 2017 at 14:18
writer: Online Reporters
Widespread flooding remains in 17 provinces, affecting a total of 290,938 people and having caused the deaths of 10 people, according to the latest data released by the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.
Director-general Chayapol Thitisak said the flooding from overflowing rivers, storms and the discharge from Chao Phraya River from Oct 10-29 caused problems in 23 provinces. The good news is the water has receded in six of them.
The remaining 17 affected provinces are Sukhothai, Pichit, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Sing Buri, Lop Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Chai Nat, Pathum Thani, Suphan Buri, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Roi Et and Ubon Ratchathani.
The overflowing rivers are the Yom, Nan, Chao Phraya, Tha Chin, Chi and Mun.
A total of 59 districts remain flooded, with 398 tambons and 110,405 households inundated.
Mr Chayapol said there have been 10 flood-related deaths. The department was working with other agencies to help flood victims and drain water from the affected areas.