By Thai Newsroom Reporters
FORTY-NINE PROVINCES in nearly all regions are forecast to be further hit by flash floods from tomorrow, officials said today (Oct.5).
Villagers in the 49 provinces in the northeastern, upper central, mid-central, western, eastern and southern regions are being considerably affected over the weekend by more torrential waters and flash floods due to heavy rainstorms during the current monsoon season, the officials said.
In particular, villagers living in the vicinity of valleys and low-lying terrains have been alerted for more rapidly flowing, excessive waters and preparations for possible evacuation to higher ground.
Those provinces vulnerable to critical flooding and damage include:
-Loei, Nong Khai, Bungkarn, Chaiyapum, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Srisaket and Ubon Ratchathani in the northern region.
-Sukhothai, Pichit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun and Kampaengpet in the upper central region.
-Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainart, Singburi, Ang Thong, Lopburi, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok and Ayutthaya in the mid-central region.
-Bangkok’s outlying areas of Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon.
-Tak, Supanburi, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Petchaburi and Samut Songkhram in the western region.
-Chonburi, Chachoengsao, Sra Kaeo, Prachinburi and Trat in the eastern region.
-Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Pattalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Satul, Ranong, Phang-nga, Krabi, Trang and Phuket in the southern region.
Flash floods in the provinces. Top photo: Matichon, Front Page photo: Naewna