Heavy rains damage roads, flood farm land and houses in Krabi Town

KRABI: Heavy rains have deteriorated roads, farms and homes in Krabi.

Overnight storms on Wednesday caused flooding in the areas downhill from Phanom Bencha mountain, just north of Krabi Town.

Officials warned residents that flooding may increase if the province receives additional rainfall over the weekend.

Talengsak Puwayannapong from the Krabi Office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), visited the area to inspect the damaged road the next day.

“In addition to the damage to the road, 30 rai of palm-oil farms and 10 houses in the area have been flooded with about 3 meters of water,” Mr Talengsak said.

“We will evacuate the residents of the area and repair the road, with the cooperation of the local OrBorTor,” he added.

“Luckily, there are a number of alternative routes situated around this area. I would, however, like to ask everyone to keep an eye out for landslides.”

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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