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Tropical storm warning in Thai Northeast and eastern coast


BANGKOK, 21 March 2012 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has issued a storm warning for people living in the northeastern and eastern provinces of Thailand in the next few days.

DDPM Director-General Mr. Wiboon Sanguanpong said there is a chance of a tropical storm moving through Isan and the eastern coast of the country. People have been warned to take extra cautions when leaving their premises as strong gale-force winds, thunderstorms as well as hails could be expected.

Mr. Wiboon said 30 provinces have officially been declared disaster zones. He urged Thai people to use water wisely in an attempt to contain the situation which, he also hoped, would not expand further to other provinces.

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