All districts in Phichit flood disaster zones

All districts in Phichit flood disaster zones

Many communities along the Yom River in Phichit province flooded after the river bursts its banks. All 12 districts declared disaster zones. (Photo: Sitthipoj Kebui)
Many communities along the Yom River in Phichit province flooded after the river bursts its banks. All 12 districts declared disaster zones. (Photo: Sitthipoj Kebui)

PHICHIT: All 12 districts in Phichit have been declared disaster zones, with 374 villages reported flooded as the Yom River burst its banks.

Ratilos Phuangphrom, chief of the Phichit disaster prevention and mitigation office, said on Tuesday that 3,968 households in the lower northern province were affected by the flooding. She said 374 villages were flooded.

All 12 districts were declared disaster zones, so authorities at all levels could access allocated budgets to help affected residents, Ms Ratilos said.

Col Saksit Ninchan, deputy director of the provincial-level internal security operations command, on Tuesday inspected areas around the Yom River at tambon Rang Nok in Sam Ngam district.

He said the river burst its banks in several places, sending a huge volume of water pouring into low-lying communities.

Ban Non Yung was worst hit with the road into the village submerged. Villagers were using boats to get around, Col Saksit said.

There were reports that two teenagers were swept away by floodwater in tambon Ban Bung of Muang district and in tambon Non Yung in Sam Ngam district.


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