Flooding continues in Northeast Thailand, Roi Et and Ubon Ratchathani hit especially hard

A large number of households and farming areas in the Northeastern Thai province of Roi-et are now flooded after concrete barriers in Nong Hin Village of Panomprai District were torn down by strong currents, the Thai-language daily Thai Rath reported yesterday (Sept 7, 2019).

A three-kilometer-long section of Highway No.502 linking the northeastern provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima and Yasothon was also damaged.

Provincial officials have displayed warning messages, but large trucks continue to travel on the highway.

Rescue and aid convoys from across the country, including local aid workers from Sattahip, continue to go to the hard hit area to provide aid.

This year’s rainy season follow a record breaking drought, The Pattaya News notes. We posted the following pictures earlier this week on our Facebook feeds from a farmer in the NorthEast who shows his fields before and after the recent rains, saving his crops for the harvest in November.

We also posted these photos of local residents in the Northeast saving stranded buffalo from the rising waters. All the buffalo survived.

Source: Thai rath, Thai residents,