Flood situation severe in several Thai provinces after heavy rain

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CHIANG MAI, 25 July 2013 (NNT) – The flooding situation remains critical in several provinces, after continued rainfall triggered inundation of cities, communities and roads in Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nong Khai, and Chaiyaphum.

In Chiang Mai, heavy raining on Wednesday morning triggered a torrent of water from Doi Suthep mountain at the backdrop of the city, which then flowed into the downtown area. Several areas in the city became inundated, especially the Talad Kom community and Chang Khlan district. Traffic was badly affected as some roads in the city, notably the road in front of the airport, were covered with water.

In Nakhon Ratchasima province, forest runoff swept onto Hua Thale – Chakkarat road, Mitraphap road, and the road in front of the governor’s residence. The inundation was as deep as 1.3 meters at some spots, forcing vendors in the ‘Save One’ market downtown and residents of nearby gated communities to relocate their belongings. Soldiers at Suranari Camp were helping unblock water drains to allow the floodwater to flow from the city more quickly.

Read more: NNT


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