Floods wreak havoc in South, more rain to come
19 December 2018
FLOODS HAVE ravaged three southern provinces over the past few days, leaving behind widespread damage and one person missing.
The hard-hit provinces are Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Phatthalung, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.
“We are now trying to locate the victim who went missing in Nakhon Si Thammarat,” the department said yesterday without giving any further details.
The department estimated that the floods had disrupted the lives of more than 166,000 people in the three southern provinces since Saturday.
Nakhon Si Thammarat was the hardest hit of the provinces. Due to high flood levels, many families have been evacuated and several schools closed, while train services have been rescheduled because some sections of track were swamped.
The Meteorological Department said downpours would continue across the South under the influence of a monsoon storm.
Phatthalung Governor Kukiat Wongkrapun yesterday warned locals to watch out for more flash floods, as further scattered rain was still likely.
“People living along waterways have to watch out because the weather bureau suggests that more heavy rain is coming,” he said.
He also warned locals living in mountainous areas to beware of possible landslides.
According to the Meteorological Department, Chumphon, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun are also at risk of severe flooding.
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