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Chiang Mai flooded in Eight districts

Chiang Mai flooded in Eight districts

The weekend’s heavy rains have caused flash floods and river overflows in 27 villages across eight districts of the northern province of Chiang Mai, according to the provincial Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office (PDPM).

120 households were reportedly affected by flooding in the districts of Chom Thong, Chiang Dao, Fang, Chai Prakan, Doi Tao, Samoeng, Mae Chaem, and Hot. Of these, 120 households, or half of them, were in Chom Thong where the Mae Klang River spilled on both sides.

The PDPM office reported today (Monday) that while flood waters are decreasing in Chiang Dao district, everything have back to normal in Hod district.

According to reports, the Transport Ministry has established a command center in the province of Chiang Mai to handle the floods and provide aid to flood victims.

Calling the Transport Ministry at 1356, the Highways Department at 1586, the Rural Roads Department at 1146, the State Railway of Thailand at 1690, or the Marine Department at 1199 will get anyone in need of assistance assistance.

A moderate monsoon trough that is present over the north and northeast, as well as a low pressure cell along the northern coast of Vietnam, are to blame for the isolated heavy rain that the Meteorological Department predicts will fall today in the northern, north-eastern, and central regions, including Bangkok and its suburbs.

People who live near natural streams and at the base of mountains have been urged to be ready for potential flash flooding or spills.


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