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Flood death toll rises to 281

As of Wednesday, some 26 provinces are inundated and six provinces in the South are at risk for landslide and flash flood due to heavy rainfall.

The 24/7 Emergency Operation Centre for Flood, Storm and Landslide issued its latest update on the water situation, saying 2.3 million people are being affected by the inundation. The casualties rose to 281 deaths since July.

Flooded provinces are Sukhothai, Pichit, Phitsanulok, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Roi Et, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak and Ratchaburi.

Major dams with water retention capacity at critical level are Bhumibol (99 per cent), Sirikit (98 per cent), Kwai Noi (100 per cent) and Pasak (130 per cent).

About 223 roads are being submerged.

Heavy rains are expected in the Central Region, the East and the upper South due to monsoon trough and low pressure ridge. Residents in six provinces should take extra precaution for possible landslide and flash flood.

The six are Ranong (Suk Samran district), Phang Nga (Kapong and Takua Pa), Phuket (Muang, Thalang and Kathu), Krabi (Muang, Khao Phanom), Trang and Satun.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/new/national/Flood-death-toll-rises-to-281-30167486.html

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