Thailand's 32 provinces cold disaster zones, say officials

Breaking News January 10, 2012 00:00

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After the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department Tuesday reported 31 provinces currently suffering cold disaster (13 in the North, 15 in the Northeast and three in Central), Nakhon Ratchasima declared the whole province a cold disaster zone.


Provincial governor Chuan Sirinanporn attended the launch of a caravan sponsored by CP to hand out 20,150 blankets to 20 northeastern provinces, including 2,000 blankets for Nakhon Ratchasima.
Thai Red Cross Secretary-General Phan Wannamethee, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, provided a total of 2,636 sets of winter clothing and blankets to coldaffected residents in Tak’s Mae Sot district Tuesday. Tak’s five districts have been declared cold disaster zones from November 18, affecting 77,733 people.
The Nation

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