Floods worsen in areas of Nakhon Ratchasima, Chonburi and Chiang Rai

 Floods worsen in areas of Nakhon Ratchasima, Chonburi and Chiang Rai

Dogs during Thai floods in 2011. Photo: DANIEL JULIE.




NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 20 Oct 2013 (NNT) – The flooding in Phimai District of Nakhon Ratchasima worsened as the flood water inundating homes along the Mun River rose to as high as a meter.

The flood level along the banks of Mun River was between 80 centimeters and 1 meter, forcing residents in the area to resort to just two modes of transport – flat bottom boats and modified pickup trucks.

The water flowing into Mun River was still increasing, and the water level before the Phimai Dam had risen by 3-5 centimeters.

In Chonburi, Phan Thong District became flooded again when water flowed into it from Phanat Nikhom district. Khok Khi Non sub-district was especially hard-hit, with 1,500 homes inundated. Most of the families in Khok Khi Non made their income by raising fish. With all the fish ponds in the sub-district having been flooded, the families will lose money from their aquaculture operation.

In Mae Fah Luang district in Chiang Rai, the road leading to Doi Mae Salong now boasts a large gap after continued raining had triggered land subsidence.

Read more: NNT

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