The Mueang Kalasin Municipality on Thursday warned residents in the downtown to brace themselves for possible flash flooding in the next 24 hours.
Jaruwat Boonperm, the mayor of Mueang Kalasin Municipality, issued the warning after the Kaeng Don Klang dam’s reservoir was expected to soon reach full capacity. The dam is upstream from Kalasin’s downtown.
Jaruwat’s warning advised that the Huay Si Thon dam, which is upstream from Kaeng Don Klang, would have to release a large quantity of water following heavy downpours on Tuesday.
Jurawat said the release of water, combined with additional rain predicted by the Meteorological Department over the next day, could cause flash flooding in the downtown of the northeastern province.