Northeast and Central provinces of Thailand battered by floods

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BANGKOK, 23 September 2013 (NNT) – Provinces in the Northeast and Central Plains continued to be hit by floods and heavy rains as the seasonal monsoon prevails over the region.

Ayutthaya provincial authorities are setting up another flood barrier to protect heritage sites after water from the upstream dam flooded many districts. More water is expected to be released from the dam at the rate of 2,000 cubic meters per second, worsening the flooding situation.

In Prachinburi, the municipality of Kabin Buri is flooded with over 1 meter of water, which rendered roads impassable to small vehicles. 65 prisoners are also being transferred to a detention facility in other provinces due to the rising water level.

Sa Kaeo’s Khok Soong district has been declared a disaster zone after the deluge affected 900 households and damaged over 4,000 rai of agricultural land.

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