Flood situation in South eases

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation today reported that flood situation in the South is easing with flooding now still hits eight southern provinces but flood levels receding.

Chatchai Phromlert, the director-general of the Department said the overall flood situation in the South has eased after water levels in flooded areas are receding.

But he said now eight southern provinces are still flooded, from earlier 10 provinces.

They are Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Krabi, and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

A total of 74 districts, 431 Tambons, and 3,343 villages in these provinces are still under water.

He said the Department is now joining the military and other relevant government agencies to assess the flood damages so that primary assistance could be delivered to the affected people.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)