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14 Provinces of Thailand remain inundated: DDPM

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BANGKOK, 24 August 2011 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has reported that 14 provinces remain inundated while the flood has killed 41 people and devastated over two million rai of farmland so far.

According to DDPM Director-General Viboon Sanguanpong, the 14 provinces still inundated include 614 sub-districts and 90 districts. There are 1,142,712 people from 379,274 households in 4,642 villages affected. 41 people lost their life in the flood, and one person was reported missing.

The inundated provinces are Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Phetchabun, Nakhon Nayok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Chai Nat, Roi Et, Kalasin, Ubon Ratchathani and Prachin Buri.

In addition, nearly 2.4 million rai of farmland and 20,000 rai of fishery zones are devastated while 1.6 million animals on farm are affected. The flood damaged 17 roads in eight provinces, including Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Nan, Chiang Rai, Nakhon Sawan and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

The DDPM offices have already allocated various types of boats, tents and mobile toilets to serve people in inundated zones while officials have been dispatched to assist flood victims.

Reporter: Sarun Saelee – NNT

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