By The Nation
Tha Raed was hit by a 1-metre-deep flood three days ago.
Officials also discussed damage to farmlands, including rice fields whose crops would rot if kept in water for more than a week.
Earlier on Sunday evening, the 32nd Military Circle chief, Major General Surakhon Tuamsem, had led officers to bring relief bags and medical teams to the flood-affected residents.
Surakhon also instructed officers to co-ordinate with the Lampang Irrigation Office to install water pumps to drain floodwater into the Wang River. He ordered downstream Ton Thong sluice gates in Tambon Mae Pu in Mae Prik district be opened to help speed drainage, said acting district chief Chaothaweewat Danainant.