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Lampang seeks to quickly drain flooded homes and rescue soaked crops

Oct 09. 2017
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By The Nation

Lampang deputy governor Surapol Burintrapan joined a meeting on Monday of flood-related agencies in Thoen district as they sought ways to quickly drain floodwaters that have affected 500 homes in six villages of Tambon Tha Raed and has now stabilised at about 50-cm in depth.

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.

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