Flooding in Narathiwat is expected to spread Tuesday
Heavy rains in Narathiwat have caused the Kolok River to overflow inundating houses and agricultural land in Waeng, Tak Bai and Sungai Kolok districts.Flash flooding from the Sankalakhiri Ridge added to the flooding in those areas, causing the water level to rise to about 3040 centimetres.
The floods forced about 60 households in Sungai Kolok municipality to evacuate to higher ground. The people have also been forced to move their vehicles to the roadside.
Traffic police set up a checkpoint to inform motorists to avoid the flooded areas.
Flooding is expected to spread to more areas as rain continued to fall at the press time on Tuesday.