11 July 2024

More than 4,700 villages across the country remain flooded, with over 400,000 households affected, as floodwaters recede, according to the Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.

The provinces which are still flooded are Phitsanuloke, Nakhon Sawan, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Roi Et, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Lop Buri, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri.

The department said, however, that more than 500,000 households in 59 provinces were inundated since September 28th and, so far, 12 people have died as a result of the flooding.

Provincial administrations have been instructed to provide relief to flood victims.

Home owners in flooded areas, whose houses are damaged by floodwater, are expected to pay more to repair their houses, estimated at an average of 100,000 baht per house, due to increases in the prices of construction materials, according to the Home Builder Association.

The flood situation across the country is improving as the rainy season ends. The Thai Meteorological Department is expected to announce the official end of the rainy season and Saturday’s onset of the cold season.