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Thailand’s Nan province facing its worst fear after water levels rise

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NAN, 26 June 2011 (NNT) – Residents of Nan province fear the tropical depression Haima will increase the water level in Nan River so quickly that flashfloods are inevitable. However, local authorities are continuously keeping the local residents informed on the situation and will warm them if they are at risks.

As Haima is moving through the upper region of Thailand, heavy rains have prompted the water levels in smaller canals and rivers to rise and flow quickly into Nan River. The rise in the river is difficult to detect now as it is not flowing pass the gauging device.

According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in Nan, the water has reached the level at which it would flow into the residential areas along the rivers in the near future.

Read more: NNT


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