Flood warning for Nakhon Ratchasima and southern provinces

Nakhon Ratchasima is at risk of more flooding as the Lam Takhong dam is discharging water in preparation for more rain this week, officials said Monday.  

Nakhon Ratchasima’s centre for disaster prevention and mitigation issued flood warnings for eleven districts.

They said the dam, which already overflowed last week, is currently at 105 per cent capacity due to heavy rainfall.

Provinces in the South of Thailand have also been warned about potential floods.

The Thai Meteorological Department expects more rain between October 25-30 in the North, Northeast and Central region because of an active depression in the South China Sea.

With more rain expected, the Lam Takhong dam will discharge water at a rate of 1 – 1.5 million cubic meters per day starting from Monday.

Apart from Korat, flooding continues to affect 16 other provinces with many households inundated for over a month.

Runoff from Tropical Storm Tianmu, which passed through the country between September 23 and October 7, is still affecting six provinces including Maha Sarakham, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, and Pathum Thani, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).

Several other provinces, including Kanchanaburi, Lopburi, Prachinburi, Chaiyaphum, Buriram, Sisaket, Nakhon Pathom, Sa Kaeo, Roi Et and Uthai Thani, are also recovering from the effects of other tropical storms and depressions in the previous month.

So far, more than 350,000 households have been affected by floods in 48 provinces between September 23 and October 25.

This week, the DDPM has issued further flood warnings in:

North

Uthai Thani

Northeast

Chaiyaphum, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram and Sisaket

Central

Lopburi, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo and Kanchanaburi

South – (flash floods warning)

Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang and Satun.

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