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Floodwaters hit Thai-Myanmar border towns 

Sep 08. 2017
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By Tossapol Boonpat
The Nation

Heavy rain in the Thai border area to Myanmar has caused Huai San-Khong rivers to overflow, sending floodwater to the 15th Forest Protection Unit in Tambon Na Pu Pom of Mae Hong Son’s Pang Mapha district since late Thursday night.

The flood, which hit the station around 11pm with 1-metre-deep water, prompted officials to move belongings to higher grounds.

As of 7am on Friday, floodwater had lowered to about a 50-cm depth. Officials were waiting to check on damages especially harm to the confiscated teak and hardwood planks that were stored at the unit’s yard next to the Khong river. 

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department had on Thursday warned 33 provinces of continuous heavy downpours and possible floods and landslides from September 6-10.

They included the North’s 13 provinces including Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai; the Northeast’s seven provinces including Loei, Mong Khai and Nakhon Phanom; the East’s seven provinces including Prachin Buri, Sa Kaew and Chanthaburi and the South’s six provinces including Phang Nga, Krabi and Phuket.

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