Residents return as floods recede in Narathiwat

Around Thailand December 05, 2017 15:50

By Narong Nuansakul
The Nation

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Residents of eight communities in Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district have moved out of temporary shelters back to their homes after floodwaters significantly receded on Tuesday.

With no rain for three days now, Sungai Kolok, Bang Nara and Sai Buri rivers have dropped back to normal levels.

Officials said only 30 riverside homes in three communities – Hua Saphan, Tha Jeh Kaseng and Tha Rong Leuy in the Sungai Kolok Municipality area – were under 20cm of water.

The rest of area was dry, so the 324 residents who had evacuated from 92 homes in eight communities moved back to their homes to begin cleaning up.