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One Death As Storm Ravages 14 Thai Provinces


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One death as storm ravages 14 provinces

By The Nation


Tropical Storm Nock-Ten continues to rage through 14 provinces, with one death reported in Udon Thani, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.

The provinces are Phrae, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Mae Hong Son, Uttaradit, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Nan, and Bung Kan - all in the North and the Northeast.

"Flood victims can call 1784 for help around the clock," the department's director-general Wiboonpong Sa-nguanpong said yesterday.

He said flooding had claimed one life in Udon Thani but the overall situation there was returning to normal.

In Lampang, thousands of people were still struggling with floods in many areas of Koh Kha district yesterday. More than 4,000 rai (640 hectares) of farmland was submerged.

Tambon Na Saeng Administrative Organisation, Ban Na Saeng health station, and at least two local schools in the district closed yesterday in the wake of flooding. At worst-hit spots, flood water was nearly 2 metres deep. Landslides also partially blocked Lampang-Ngao Road.

In Nan, floods have upset the lives of about 21,000 locals, and damaged 29 roads and 10,744 rai of farmland. However, flooding had eased as of press time.

In Chiang Mai, flooding has affected more than 20,000 people in San Kamphaeng district. Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda Diskul yesterday handed out 1,000 sets of relief items to affected people at the San Kamphaeng district office.

In Sukhothai, inundation has forced at least three schools to shut down temporarily. Provincial Governor Jakrin Plianwong was closely monitoring the situation and locals and officials were instructed to be on alert.

In Sakon Nakhon, rainstorms damaged more than 5,000 rai of rubber plantations. Farmers yesterday gathered in front of the provincial hall to demand help.

Sakon Nakhon Governor Amnaj Pakarat convened an urgent meeting to prepare for delivering assistance to the affected farmers.


-- The Nation 2011-08-03

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I thought the water running through the streets a few times a year was a brilliant urban planning trick to clean out the dog shit that nobody is willing to pick up. The dogs seem to be trained to go and shit in the neighbors yard and of course nobody is willing to scoop the poop so this solves the problem. :lol:

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3 killed, 4 missing in Mae Hong Son mudslide

Three local villagers were killed and four others went missing in a mudslide in Mae Hong Son's Sob Moei district on Wednesday following consecutive days of the heavy downpours.

The victims were hilltribe people whose houses were on edge of the hills in the district.


-- The Nation 2011-08-03

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