Last night, villages in three districts in Southern Thailand’s Surat Thani province were hit by flash floods due to heavy rain and local rescue teams along with the military assisted residents in moving their belongings to higher ground.
Governor Wichawut Jinto and Chamnong Sawatwong, chief of the provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office, led the relief effort, which included territorial defense volunteers, soldiers from Infantry Company 25, and disaster relief personnel.
Residents were evacuated from Moo 7, 9, and 11 villages in Khian Sa district’s tambon Phuang Phrom Khon, where the water level increased swiftly and flooded roughly 120 homes.
Soldiers assisted inhabitants in Moo 1 village, Tambon Sap Thawi, Ban Na Doem district, in moving their goods to higher ground during heavy rain.
At Moo 11 village, a vehicle from the Zone 11 Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office served as a mobile kitchen, preparing food boxes for distribution to impacted residents. The route between Khian Sa and Phra Seng was flooded and impassable to any vehicles.
At Moo 1 village in Tambon Aranramwari, Khian Sa district, about 100 residences, and the Ban Huay Mud School were flooded.
A bridge on the road between Moo 5 village in tambon Thung Tao Mai and Moo 3 village in tambon Thung Tao in Ban Nasan district was damaged, and the route was closed.
The governor said that a central shelter for flood-affected people will be established at Ban Sai Ngam School in Phun Phin district’s tambon Tha Kham.
He claimed the provincial irrigation office had been told to build propellers at the highway 420 bridges across the Tapi and Phun Phin canals to help force water from the Tapi river towards the sea.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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