2.8 Million Affected by Floods in Thailand


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Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department issues a report on Tuesday 1st October 2013, about the flood situation currently affecting the country.

Floods have now struck in 25 provinces since 27th September. Across Thailand, flooding has affected 2,802,512 people of 817,290 households affected, in a total of 11,158 villages. A total of 23 deaths have been reported as result of the floods.

Evacuations
15,254 people of 4,416 households in Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani have been evacuated to higher grounds for safety reasons.

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
97,324 people affected in the province, across a total of 584 villages. Flood water was a high as 1 to 2 metres deep in some areas. 29,140 houses, 34 temples, a mosque, 27 schools and four state office building compounds affected by the flood water.

Pattya
The resort city of Pattya suffered from flash floods after 2 hours of torrential rainfall on Monday 30th September. The floods caused problems for vehicles, and was reported as being 1 metre deep at some points. However the situation has since returned to normal.

Floods receding
Flooding has begun to reced in some areas of the country, including Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phayao and Mae Hong Son.

Sources: Bangkok Post