Prime Minister instructs agencies to deal with – watch out for flash floods

House, May 27 – A spokesman for the government revealed that the prime minister instructed relevant agencies. Be prepared - watch out for flash floods Flowing water in the rainy season

Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs Prime Minister's Office Spokesperson Revealed that because now Thailand has started to enter the rainy season, according to the announcement of the Meteorological Department, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Concerned with the public, he urged all relevant agencies to Watch out for flash floods and water flows, especially in areas with heavy and continuous rainfall. Including preparing all aspects to be ready to deal with the situation as well as caring and helping people in affected areas from the situation that occurred

Mr. Anucha said The government by the National Water Directorate (National Water Administration) has tracked the weather. It was found that the southwest monsoon prevailing over Thailand will strengthen. The low pressure cell that covers the coast of central Vietnam will move to cover Laos and Cambodia. Causing Thailand to have more rain and heavy rain in some places with very heavy rain in the eastern region In the southern part, there is more rain and there are heavy to very heavy rains in some places from May 27 to June 1, 2023. The NGO has assessed and analyzed the water situation with forecasted rain from the Meteorological Department and the Hydro Informatics Institute. (Public Organization) found risky areas to monitor the water situation. Areas prone to flash floods, flood waters, and urban areas that have previously experienced flooding that cannot be discharged in time during 27 May - 1 June 2023 as follows:

(1) Northern region, Phetchabun province (Lom Kao District) (2) Central Region Phetchaburi Province (Tha Yang District, Ban Lat and Mueang Phetchaburi) Prachuap Khiri Khan Province (Hua Hin District and Pran Buri) (3) Northeastern Region Surin Province (Mueang Surin District), Buriram Province (Mueang Buriram District), Ubon Ratchathani Province (Mueang Ubon Ratchathani District and Phibun Mangsahan) (4) Eastern region, Chonburi province (Mueang Chonburi District), Rayong Province (Mueang Rayong and Klang District), Chanthaburi Province (Mueang Chanthaburi District), Trat Province (Mueang Trat District and Khao Saming District) and (5) Southern Chumphon Province (Phato District), Ranong Province (Kapoe District, Ranong Town and Suksamran Province), Phang Nga Province (Kapong, Kuraburi, Takua Thung, Takua Pa and Thai Mueang Districts), Phuket Province. (Kathu District, Thalang and Phuket Town), Krabi Province (Koh Lanta District, Khlong Thom District, Krabi Town, Nuea Khlong and Ao Luek District), Trang Province (Mueang Trang, Kantang and Palian District), Satun Province (Thung Wa District)

“In order to prepare for such situations The Prime Minister urged relevant agencies to continuously monitor the weather and water situation. Especially in areas with accumulated rainfall of more than 90 millimeters in a 24-hour period and areas that are prone to regular flooding. or urban areas that used to be flooded and unable to drain in time Including preparing a plan to deal with flood situations prepare personnel machine tools Eliminate obstacles in the water drain pipe and integrated readiness to provide immediate assistance The important thing is to publicize the water situation. and advance notice to the public who are expected to be affected Prepare to evacuate in a timely manner if the situation arises, ”said Mr. Anucha. .-Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency

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