Eight provinces, nearly 80,000 people, remain affected by floods: disaster chief

national September 01, 2018 12:45

By The Nation

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Eight of the 18 provinces hit by floods caused by the a recent tropical storm and seasonal monsoon remain under water, the chief of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department calculated on Saturday.



Flooding hurt 18 provinces from August 17 to the end of the month due to influences of Tropical Storm Bebinca and the southwest monsoon.

During the period, 162,711 people from 55,353 families in 2,318 villages from 408 tambon in 93 districts in the 18 provinces were affected, said Chayapol Thitisak, department director-general. Four people drowned during the period, he added.

Chayapol said floodwaters have subsided in 10 of the 18 provinces, leaving 78,334 people from 30,773 families in eight provinces still affected by floods.

The still-affected provinces are Nakhon Phanom (eight districts), Bueng Kan (eight districts), Sakon Nakhon (four districts), Phetchaburi (four districts), Nakhon Nayok (three districts), Chaiyaphum (two districts), Kalasin (three districts) and Ubon Ratchathani (three districts).

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