By The Nation
Some 33 provinces have been hit by the disaster – Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Sisaket, Buriram, Surin, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Rayong, Uthai Thani, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Suphanburi, Kanchanaburi, Chainat, Singburi, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Phang Nga, Krabi, Phuket, Trang, Satun and Songkhla.
Even though the situation in 14 provinces has improved, flood water remains in 17 provinces.
Rescuers have been dispatched to help affected people and solve water drainage problems.
The department is coordinating with various organisations in each province to handle the crisis and examine the damage in order to request financial assistance from the Finance Ministry.