Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will travel to Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon, and Roi Et to meet with flood victims. Damage assessments are still being conducted in these areas, and plans for providing aid are still being developed.
According to government spokeswoman Chai Wacharonke, the persistent rainfall has resulted in floods that have submerged at least 1,600 communities across 28 provinces between September 26 and yesterday. The release of excess water is what has caused these floods.
Suriya Jungrungreangkit, the Minister of Transport, Chaiya Promma, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, and Kriang Kantinan, the Deputy Minister of the Interior, are all traveling with the Prime Minister.
Following his attendance at the follow-up meeting on the flood situation in Ubon Ratchathani that will take place on Friday at the Regional Irrigation Office 7, Mr. Srettha will travel to the hydro-gauging station (M7) that is located at the Seri Democracy Bridge in the Muang district of Ubon Ratchathani.
Before continuing on to the Phibun Mangsahan district, Mr. Chai indicated that Mr. Srettha will also meet with flood victims and give them necessities before continuing on his journey.
Flooding has a negative impact on 35 villages in the Muang and Warin Chamrap districts of Ubon Ratchathani.
At 10.30 in the morning on Saturday, the Prime Minister and other officials will leave Yasothon’s Kham Khuean Kaeo district and proceed to the village of Ban Sai Ngam, which is located in tambon Kud Kung. In addition, before heading back to Bangkok, they are expected to make a stop at the drug rehabilitation center located within the Hua Ton Police Station in the Suwannaphum area of Roi Et at 2:00 p.m., Mr. Chai added.
According to Mr. Chai, “The visit of the prime minister will include inspecting the flood management measures in the Chi and Mun river basins and following up on the assistance given to residents in these areas who were impacted by floods.”
The amount of water that was kept in reservoirs and elsewhere in the city of Ubon Ratchathani was at 89% of total capacity, which made many regions susceptible to flooding.
The amount of storage was determined to be 65% in Yasothon, while in Roi Et it was 37%.
According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation’s report, flooding has had an impact on 13,200 households across the provinces of Tak, Kalasin, Ubon Ratchathani, and Trat.
There are a total of 322 flooded villages spread throughout 10 districts in the province of Kalasin. Some of these districts are Khong Chai, Huai Mek, and Kamalasai. The northern portion of the nation is forecast to get significant precipitation through Saturday.
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