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Nearly 400,000 households affected as many southern provinces battle floods


Six provinces in the South are still inundated from the impact of the northeast monsoon prevailing over the South since November 25.

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The heavy rains have triggered flash floods and water runoffs in 11 provinces, 98 districts and 529 subdistricts, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.

The provinces that remain flooded are: Surat Thani, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Phatthalung and Songkhla, although the water level is gradually decreasing.

Nearly 400,000 households affected as many southern provinces battle floods

As of Saturday, 383,669 households from 3,633 villages were reported to have been affected by the floods, while total death toll is 13.

The department said it has coordinated with local administration offices, military personnel and related agencies to provide aid to the victims. Consumer products, medical supplies, drinking water, mobile toilet vehicles, water pumps and fiberglass boats were delivered to help flood victims, while officials are helping to evacuate local villagers from areas that have high water level.

Nearly 400,000 households affected as many southern provinces battle floods

The department will also dispatch officials to estimate the damage in each community and submit the report to the Ministry of Finance to disburse subsidies earmarked for natural disasters.

Those who require assistance during natural disasters, can contact the department’s hotline at 1784.

Published : December 05, 2020

By : THE NATION