Flooding still affecting 17 provinces

More than 340,000 households have been affected by flooding in Thailand over the past month with 17 provinces still affected as of Monday.

The effects from three tropical storms, Tianmu (September 23 – October 7), Lionrock (October 8 – October 14) and Kompasu (October 15 – 17), and the ongoing monsoon trough in the eastern and the southern regions (October 17 – 18) have led to floods in more than 50 provinces where 8,853 villages and 347,533 households were affected, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said.

Fourteen people have died, all of them during the Tianmu storm.

The DDPM said the situation has improved in 37 provinces but there is still flooding in 17 provinces including Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Ratchasima, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Chaiyaphum, Buriram, Sisaket, Nakhon Pathom, Sa Kaeo, Lopburi, Prachinburi, Chanthaburi and Trat.

With the Thai Meteorological Department expecting more rain in 39 provinces throughout the country including Bangkok and surrounding provinces on Monday, the DDPM had issued further flood and landslide warnings in:

North

Tak (landslide) and Uthai Thani (landslide)

Northeast

Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum (flood and landslide), Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram and Sisaket

Central

Kanchanaburi (flash flood and landslide), Lopburi, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi and Trat

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