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    Storm Sinlaku: northern provinces flooded by heavy rains

    BANGKOK(NNT) - Provinces in the northern region continue to be severely affected by heavy rains caused by Storm Sinlaku. Nan City Municipality has now installed large water pumps in the city, preparing for expected flood water coming from upper districts.


    Nan City Municipality Mayor, Surapol Teinsoot announced that the city has installed three water pumps of 12-inch pipe diameter, in addition to the other three 1-meter diameter pumps previously installed, to help drain water from the city and prevent flooding in the city’s business district.


    The city is closely monitoring the water level in Nan river, with the crisis level set at 7 meters. The water level was recorded at 6.10 meters, still below the 6.50 meter mark that would prompt installed pumps to operate.


    Water levels in the Nan River and peripheral streams have rapidly increased and overflowed into riverside villages, such as at Ban Don Moon village where the local Huai Samun stream has overflowed and flooded local roads and farms, causing severe damage to local fish ponds.


    In Chiang Mai, heavy rains have flooded the road connecting Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces at the 32nd to 40th kilometer mark, with a section of road in Pa Miang and Thep Sadet entirely cut off. Local authorities have installed a temporary Bailey bridge to allow cars to get through.


    11 districts are reported to be affected by heavy rain, with substantial areas of farmland already damaged.

    http://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news/de...00805091650028

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    11 districts are reported to be affected by heavy rain, with substantial areas of farmland already damaged.
    "Substantial" areas of farmland will be damaged down the road in Isaan if it doesn't start getting some rains, very little this year so far, dams all at critically low levels, please divert runoff our way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    "Substantial" areas of farmland will be damaged down the road in Isaan if it doesn't start getting some rains, very little this year so far, dams all at critically low levels, please divert runoff our way!
    It seems very patchy. Nongbualamphu had almost no rain for a week, then on Saturday afternoon it started raining heavily and while it varied in intensity it didn't stop for over 24 hours. Since then, dry again.
    Before this weekend's rain many rice fields looked dry with plenty of weeds.
    It doesn't feel like the rainy season here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Since then, dry again.

    Perhaps inevitably, shortly after I posted that the rain started and seemed to go on most of the night. Our unmade road is a mudbath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Perhaps inevitably, shortly after I posted that the rain started and seemed to go on most of the night. Our unmade road is a mudbath.
    We got the same rain, I'm West of Udon not that far away from you, just a quick hike over the mountain! AS you state, been a strange "rainy season" instead of draining water from pool had to add water due to evaperation!

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