59 provinces told to brace for floods, mudslides
Disaster prevention and prevention offices in 59 provinces have been instructed to be fully prepared for river overflows, flash floods and landslides as many provinces in the North, Northeast, Central and South regions have been hit by intensive and isolated heavy rain, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak said on Monday.
The 59 provinces expected to be affected are:
The North (17 provinces): Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan and Uthai Thani.
The Northeast (20 provinces): Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Roi-et, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Amnat Charoen, Yasothon and Ubon Ratchathani.
The Central (8 provinces): Kanchana Buri, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.
The South (14 provinces): Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Narathiwat, Yala, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.
Mr Chayapol said the disaster prevention and mitigation offices have been told to be prepared in terms of manpower and equipment.
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