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Nakhon Ratchasima flooded due to rain, RID insists

The flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima's Muang district can be blamed on the 100 millimetres of rain brought by the storm Nari and not on the release of water from upstream Lam Takhong Dam, the Royal Irrigation Department's Water Watch and Monitoring System for Warning Centre said Thursday.

The centre said the storm flooded the area from October 16-18, and that RID had stopped releasing water from the dam since October 19, adding that the release of excess water could only be blamed for flooding in low-lying areas such as Mitraparp Soi 4 and the VIP housing estate. The dam is 95 per cent full.

Runoffs from Lam Takhong, Lam Phra Ploeng, Lam Mul Bon and Lam Sae will hit Phi Mai district from Monday to Wednesday. The district is already being affected by the Mool River, which has rising 30 centimetres and will rise another 30cm with the runoffs. Officials have taken the precaution of raising the sandbag barriers around the Phi Mai Historical Park by another 30cm.

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