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Thailand warns of flash floods until 21 August

BANGKOK, 18 August 2011 (NNT) – Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has warned residents in the north, northeast and east to brace themselves for flash floods, wild water and mudslide until 21 August 2011.

According to DDPM Director-General Viboon Sanguanpong, residents in the three regions, especially those residing near hill slopes, water ways and river basins in 40 provinces are warned to prepare for heavy rainfall, which might lead to flashflood, spruge of wild water and mudslide from 17 to 21 August 2011.

Residents in risky zones are advised to stay alert and observe irregular signs in nature for immediate evacuation in case of possible wild water and mudslide.

The DDPM has coordinated with its provincial offices in risky provinces to arrange officials to monitor the situation during this period and get ready related rescue equipment.

Residents affected by natural disasters and mudslide can notify the authorities for assistance at the DDPM hotline 1784 around the clock.

Reporter: Santibhap Ussavasodhi – NNT


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