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22 provinces in Thailand warned of possible flash floods, mudslides

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BANGKOK, 29 June 2011 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has issued a warning for possible flash floods and mudslides in 22 provinces of the northern, eastern and southern regions during this period.

The 22 provinces comprise Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Tak, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Uttaradit, Phetchabun, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi and Trang.

DDPM Director-General Viboon Sanguanpong said villagers are warned to prepare for heavy rain from 28 to 29 June 2011 while those residing in risky spots such as on hill slopes and nearby waterways in the aforementioned provinces, are suggested to observe any unusual signals in the nature closely in order to be able to evacuate in time.

Read more: NNT

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