Flashflood cause heavy damages to resorts in Mae Hong Son’s Pai district

Helicopter flies over flood hit Bangkok

An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14, flies around the Bangkok area with members of the humanitarian assessment survey team and the Royal Thai Armed Forces to assess the damage caused by flooding. Image: Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Villalovos.

More than half of resorts in Pai district of Mae Hong Son were damaged by flashflood on August 13 and local authorities fear it could affect tourism of this popular hill destination during the upcoming high season in winter.

The impact on tourism was assessed by the director of the Office of Natural Resources and Environment Mr Somsak Sapakosolkul after visiting several villages in Tambon Maehee of Pai district yesterday on order of the minister and permanent secretary to deliver aids to villagers suffered from flashflood on August 13, and to assess damages from the flashflood.

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