11 July 2024

Almost 12,000 households in nine districts of Ayutthaya province, which are not protected by floodwalls, are now inundated due to the rising level of the Chao Phraya River, its tributaries and canals, after irrigation officials discharged about 1,800 cubic metres of water/second through the Chao Phraya dam for three consecutive days.

According to the provincial public disaster prevention and mitigation office, the huge amount of water discharged downstream is causing the level of Chao Phraya, which flows through Ayutthaya, a network of canals and the Noi River, to rise above its banks and inundate about 11,950 households in Sena, Bang Barn, Pak Hai, Mueang, Bang Sai, Bang Sai, Bang Pahan, Maharaj and Bang Pa-in districts.

Farmland in five sub-districts and 13 villages, covering an area of about 8,480 hectares, are also under water.

In the northern province of Phayao, seven people went missing, but two of them were later found when a flash flood swept through their house, located at the foot of a mountain in Sa sub-district of Chiang Muan district, early this morning (Monday).

At the time of this report, five are still missing, including a 10-year-old girl of the same family.

In Warin Chamrap district of the north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, residents have been advised to brace for runoffs from the Lampao and Ubol Rattana reservoirs, which are expected to arrive in the district in a day or two.

Several communities in the district have been flooded for almost a month and many residents are now suffering with Athlete’s foot (Tinea Pedis).