Heavy rains flood Koh Libong off Trang

national September 07, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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Several villages on Koh Libong, off the coast of Trang, have been flooded after several days of heavy rain, with mudslides blocking several roads and disrupting travel in and out of the island.

Some 30 homes in three villagers are under up to a metre of water – something that happens every time there is heavy rain, Ismael Bensa-ard, a local tourism industry leader, said. He went on to say that no concrete measures had been adopted after the most recent flooding three months ago, not to mention the previous floods over the past few years. 
In the northern province of Nan, overflows from two swollen rivers inundated some 50 homes in three villages in Muang district before dawn, with fast 70cm-deep currents sweeping away some villagers’ belongings.
Villagers began clearing and fixing their homes after the floods receded in a few hours. There are no reports of casualties, as civilian and military relief efforts continue. An estimate of the damage is underway. 
A main four-lane road was also flooded, but was being drained. 

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