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People in risk areas of Thailand warned of flashfloods during Aug-Nov


BANGKOK, 26 July 2011 (NNT) – The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) has cautioned people living in risky areas of possible flashfloods and mudslides during August to November this year due to tropical storms.

NDWC Director Group Captain Somsak Khaosuwan indicated that between this August and November the southwest monsoon trough in southern China would gradually move downward to Thailand, causing torrential rains in all regions of the Kingdom.

In addition, he cited a recent forecast by the Meteorological Department, which suggested that the country would be struck by 1-2 tropical storm systems from the South China Sea during the period. The incident is likely to result in widespread flooding, mudslides and overflows of rivers.

Therefore, Mr Somsak urged all people residing in risky areas, such as on hill slopes and near waterways, to stay on high alert for natural disasters and follow up weather reports closely. In emergency, assistance can be requested from the NDWC at Hotline 192 or telephone number 0-2399-4114.

Read more: NNT

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