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27 provinces of Thailand now flooded nationwide


BANGKOK, Sept 25 – Twenty-seven provinces nationwide are now under floodwater while communities and farming areas located outside flood prevention dykes may be affected as concerned agencies speed up releasing water from the Chao Phraya Dam to handle incoming storms.

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director general Chatchai Promlert said since September 17, some 1.79 million people have been affected by the flooding. The flood-hit provinces include nine in Northeast, six in the North, four in the central region, four in the East and one in the South.

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