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Northern floods recede, but more on the way
The Nation / Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: Of 15 flood-hit provinces, only Phichit, Nakhon Sawan and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces remain inundated, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said yesterday.

The department’s chief Chatchai Phromlert said that since August 26, some 8,252 families in 18 provinces were affected by floods. So far, there have been seven deaths from the floods.

Fifteen provinces had recovered while Phichit, Nakhon Sawan and Nakhon Ratchasima floods should dry up in one or two days.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Warning Centre warned 14 provinces of possible forest floods and landslides for two days from yesterday. They were Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phayao, Lampang, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Chanthaburi and Trat.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

 

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