Flooding continues to affect 15 provinces with many households having been under floodwater for nearly a month now, authorities said on Wednesday.
Runoff from Tropical Storm Tianmu, which passed through the country between September 23 and October 7, is still affecting eight provinces including Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Ratchasima, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, and Pathum Thani.
Some households in Ang Thong are still under two meters of water. Fourteen people have died from the storms, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said.
Several other provinces are also recovering from the effects of Lionrock (October 8 – October 14) and Kompasu (October 15 – 17) tropical storms with flooding still persist in Lopburi, Prachinburi, Chaiyaphum, Buriram, Sisaket, Nakhon Pathom and Sa Kaeo.
So far, more than 343,000 households have been affected by floods in 48 provinces between September 23 and October 20.
The Department of Rural Road said 66 main rural roads have been damaged by effects from the flood in 18 provinces with high flood water (45-70 centimeters) still persisting on 22 main rural roads, mainly in the central and the northeast region.
More than 5.37 million rai of farming land have been affected by flooding in 48 provinces with estimated damage worth 8 billion baht since September, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives said.
The Thai Meteorological Department is expecting more rain in 29 provinces throughout the country on Wednesday.
The DDPM has issued further flood warnings in:
Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Kalasin, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Ratchasima and Sisaket
Lopburi, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo and Chachoengsao