Still flooding in 15 provinces

Still flooding in 15 provinces

A monk points out flooded areas of Wat Talad Pradu in tambon Krachorn in Phimai district of Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)
A monk points out flooded areas of Wat Talad Pradu in tambon Krachorn in Phimai district of Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

Flooding remained in 15 provinces on Wednesday due to recent heavy rainfall, but was receding in many areas, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.

The department reported on Wednesday that the monsoon trough over the country on Oct 17-19 caused flooding in Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchsima, Buri Ram, Si Sa Ket and Nakhon Pathom provinces and 14,686 families were affected.

In Chaiyaphum, floods were in Khon Sawan, Ban Khwao and Muang districts and were receding.

In Nakhon Ratchasima, floodwater was receding in Non Sung, Khong, Muang Yang, Prathai, Non Thai, Chok Chai, Phimai, Pak Thong Chai, Muang, Chakkarat, Kaeng Sanam Nang and Chalerm Phrakiat districts.

In Buri Ram, flooding remained in parts of three districts but the water level was lower. They were Nang Rong, Muang and Chalerm Phrakiat.

Si Sa Ket had flooding in Muang, Huai Thap Than and Uthumphon Phisai districts. Flood levels remained unchanged.

In Nakhon Pathom, flood levels remained the same in Bang Len, Nakhon Chaisri and Samphran districts.

The influence of Storm Kompasu on Oct 15-17 left Lop Buri and Prachin Buri with flooding but the water levels were lower. Ninety-five families were affected.

Floods resulting from Storm Dianmu from Sept 23 to Oct 7 continued in Maha Sarakham, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani with 67,290 families affected.

In Maha Sarakham, flood levels were unchanged in Kosum Phisai, Kantharawichai and Muang districts.

In Suphan Buri, floods were receding in Bang Pla Ma and Song Phi Nong districts.

In Sing Buri, In Buri, Muang and Phrom Buri districts were inundated and flood levels were stable.

In Ang Thong, floods were lower in Muang, Chaiyo, Pa Mok and Wiset Chai Charn districts.

In Ayutthaya, flood levels were unchanged in Phak Hai, Sena, Bang Ban, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Bang Sai, Bang Pa-in, Maha Rat, Bang Pahan and Bang Sa-ai districts.

In Pathum Thani, flood levels were declining in Muang and Sam Khok districts.

Flooding from heavy downpours and excessive discharges from reservoirs from Oct 20 to 27 remained in Khon Kaen and Nong Bua Lam Phu and 239 families were in trouble, the department reported.

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