Heavy rains have been battering various parts of Thailand and are expected to continue into August. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation announced today that 38 provinces in the kingdom are under flash flood warnings all this week.
The flash flood warnings from heavy rains are in effect in the North, Northeast, Central, East, and South regions of the country. A strong southwestern monsoon is sprawled across the area, stretching from the Andaman Sea to the Gulf of Thailand, crossing the entirety of the country.
The Disaster Department is suggesting everyone keep a close eye on developing weather reports, and for those living near bodies of water such as rivers and reservoirs, the department urges them to watch the water levels closely to avoid being caught unprepared for a flash flood.
Should an emergency arise, 1784 is the 24-hour hotline for the DDPM, and they can also be reached by the LINE app on the account @1784DDPM.
Below is a list by region of the provinces under warning about the potential for a flash flood:
Mae Hong Son
|SOUTH||Prachuap Khiri Khan |
Nakhon Si Thammarat
SOURCE: National News Bureau of Thailand
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