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Storm brings rain and much-needed relief to Si Sa Ket farmers


Si Sa Ket farmers see hopes of salvaging their dying rice crop, as tropical storm “Noul” brought rains to relieve them from a severe drought.

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On Friday rain began falling in the province since morning, and though the storm did not hit as hard as expected the continuous rainfall is giving the farmers some hope.

The Provincial Office Disaster Prevention and Mitigation agreed that the storm would be beneficial to local farmers.

A meteorological report showed that about one or two tropical storms could reach the province until October and it could result in flooding if there were more than 30 millimetres of rain.

Si Sa Ket has two dams and 16 reservoirs, which are expected to be full after the storms and would resolve the drought problem, helping the farmers to continue growing rice, an official of the provincial irrigation agency said.

Published : September 18, 2020

By : The Nation