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Korat villages hit by fast-moving floodwaters

Oct 04. 2017
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By The Nation

Electricity was cut off as a precaution to 200 homes in Muang Nakhon Ratchasima hit on Tuesday night by rare flooding.

Residents in the low-lying area had to race to move belongings to safety after heavy rains triggered the deluge.

Worst hit was the Muang Korat Cooperative Housing Estate, better known as Bt40 Village II, in Tambon Nong Bua Sala, where 50 homes were inundated by 40 centimetres of water.

Floodwaters had not receded as of 6.30am Wednesday. Residents huddled with their belongings along Ratchasima-Chok Chai Road.

After a night without sleep, Chalerm Sornkrathum, 71, said he’d never seen the village flooded in the three years he’d lived there.

The floodwaters swept through neighbouring Jamjuree before crossing the road to Bt40 Village II, he said.

“It happened so fast that we couldn’t save all our belongings in time. I’ve lost a lot of stuff.”

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