Southern Thailand residents warned of of flash floods-mudslides until 26 February

BANGKOK, 25 February 2013 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has issued warnings for residents of Thailand’s South, where flash floods and mudslides can be expected this week.

Mr. So Hemakul, chief of the DDPM office in Songkhla, cited information from the National Disaster Warning Center in saying that flash and wild floods as well as mudslides are forecast in Songkhla, Pattani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Yala, Narathiwat, Trang and Satun from now until Tuesday.

Mr. So said that residents of Songkhla, who live near at-risk areas, are already warned to stay alert around the clock.

Songkhla Governor Krissada Boonraj said he has urged related officials to stay ready to promptly lend assistance to those hit by natural disasters, when needed.

He added that those who require help can always call DDPM hotline 1784 or the special command center in Songkhla at 074-316-380.

Read more: NNT

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