Floods kill 90 in 12 provinces

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported that of all the 129 districts in 12 southern provinces stricken by floods, now only seven provinces remain flooded. A total of 90 have died from floods, it said.

Still flooded are Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thamarat, Yala , Narathiwat, Pattani, Songhkla and Phatthalung.

Overall, the southern flooding has affected over 1.8 million people and has devastated 587,544 homes.

In total, 90 people lost their lives to floods.

Yesterday Prime Minster Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha inspected flood situation in Surat Thani province and handed out 2,000 aid packages to flood victims.

Gen Prayut also handed out monetary aid to help families who lost family member to the floods as well as financial aid for home repairs.

Vital monetary aid packages were also handed to the governors of the 12 southern provinces which will then be handed out to flood victims in the respective provinces.

In Krabi province, flooding has deteriorated with reports of water levels rapidly rising in the Klong Nam Tai canal.

Water flowing through the canal is reported to be murky and is fast flowing from the recent rains that fell in the area.

Residents were rushing to move their belongings and evacuate to higher ground fearing another round of flooding.

Narathiwat province meanwhile is seeing conditions returning to normal with only a few low-lying areas still inundated in Tak Bai district.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)