Several provinces could be hit by floods today
Eight provinces in the North and Central region are at risk of flooding on Thursday, while a host of others could see some areas inundated because of rising sea levels, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.
The eight are Phichit, Sukhothai, Phitsalulok and Phetchabun in the North and Chanthaburi, Trat, Ang Thong and Ayutthaya in the central region.
In a Facebook post, the department advised residents in these eight provinces to follow updates from government agencies, take care while driving and beware of poisonous creatures or electrical shock.
The department also said the following provinces may be flooded due to rising sea levels:
Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Bangkok.
Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Pattani, Narathiwat, Ranong, Phang-nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.
Residents in the above provinces have been asked to closely follow updates from government agencies and prepare for rising sea levels.