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Thailand warns of storms approaching North, Northeast and East

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BANGKOK, 24 April 2012 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Thailand (DDPM) has warned northern, northeastern and eastern residents to brace for approaching summer storms.

Wibul Sanguanpong, DDPM’s director general, said locals in all three regions are urged to be prepared for heavy rain, thunderstorms and gusty wind. As part of the preparations, residents are advised to reinforce their homes and to shelter their plants and crops from the harsh winds.

Members of the public are also urged to avoid taking shelter under large trees, billboards, and utility poles and to remove silver jewelry during the storm.

The DDPM has instructed disaster prevention and mitigation district and provincial offices to be prepared to provide updated information to locals in storm-prone areas and to speedily assist those in need.

To request assistance, residents may contact their local DDPM office or call the DDPM hotline at 1784 on a 24-hour basis.

Read more: NNT


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