Reservoirs placed on alert for Typhoon Molave
Thailand’s water management authority has warned that reservoirs across the country must prepare for the arrival of Typhoon Molave on Wednesday.
The National Water Resources (NWR) Office said it has issued an alert for the country’s six large reservoirs – Chulabhorn in Chaiyaphum province, Lam Takhong, Lam Phra Phloeng, and Mun Bon in Nakhon Ratchasima, Khun Dan Prakan and Chon in Nakhon Nayok, and Nong Plalai in Rayong province.
Also told to prepare for the typhoon were 124 medium-sized reservoirs – 10 in the North, 76 in the Northeast, four in the Central Region, 20 in the East, 11 in the West and three in the South.
Preparation will help reduce impacts of the typhoon on people who live around the reservoirs, said NWR deputy secretary-general Samroeng Sangphuwong.
Typhoon Molave is forecast to hit Thailand on Wednesday (October 28), when heavy rain in the lower North, Northeast, East, Central Region and South will increase the risk of flash floods and landslides.