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    All regions told to be on alert as heavy rains to continue

    KANCHANABURI, 11 June 2018 (NNT) Rainy conditions have put many areas in Thailand on alert for flooding with the Songkalia River in Kanchanaburi province already bursting its banks and pushing riverside vendors to onto higher ground.

    Four days of heavy rains raised the Songkalia River in Sangklaburi district of Kanchanaburi province over its banks. The rapid waters have entered flooded into restaurants and tourist areas along the river and pushed vendors onto higher ground. A repeat of a severe flood in 2013 is feared by locals with authorities keeping a close eye on the situation and preparing manpower and equipment to aid citizens if the situation turns critical. One concern is that the Uttamanusorn wood bridge will be swept away, as it was on July 28 2013.

    In the south, strong winds and rains in Phattalung province have felled trees along public roads such as Petchkasem in Muang Phattalung. A main passage to Hat Yai of Songkla, the loss of both in and outbound lanes of the road resulted in an over 3 kilometer traffic jam that required both police and disaster prevention and mitigation authorities to work together to clear up.

    Citizens across the country are being urged to prepare for more rains at this time as a monsoon front is persisting over the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. Another monsoon system is progressing from Myanmar and upper Vietnam towards Thailand and will dump rain on the north and east of Thailand. Citizens are warned of flash floods and other impacts from heavy rains.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand | All regions told to be on alert as heavy rains to continue

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    Harsh weather continues to wreak havoc with Sattahip warned of risks at sea

    CHONBURI, 12th June 2018 (NNT) – Harsh weather is keeping many areas on alert against natural disaster risks with the Sattahip district of Chonburi province being warned of high waves in the Gulf; meanwhile Bueng Kan province is contending with severed roadways.

    Soldiers and other workers have installed a 60 meter long Bailey Bridge on Highway 2094 connecting Seka district of Bueng Kan province to Akasamnuay district of Sakon Nakhon after flood waters undermined the two lane road, stopping traffic since June 8. The temporary bridge has allowed to travel to resume but drivers are being told to proceed with caution.

    In Nong Khai province, large water pumps have been setup in Wat Tat community due to heavy rains flooding the area. The two 60 centimeter pipe pumps, worth over 18 million baht, will permanently keep water flowing through the area’s drainage pipes to speed up its release into the main river.

    In Chonburi province, Sattahip District Chief Anucha Intasorn has issued a warning against swimming in the ocean at this time, and for small boats to stay in port. A strong monsoon system in the area has whipped up waves of 2-3 meters. Sattahip, Samaesarn, Bang Sare, and Jom Tien are all under threat of dangerous wave action, which could even pose a threat to people on shore.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Harsh weather continues to wreak havoc with Sattahip warned of risks at sea

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