Three villagers were reportedly killed and two were injured due to heavy flooding in 17 affected provinces nationwide as of Wednesday, October 5th.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported the flooding situation due to the monsoon and the ‘NORU’ storm yesterday morning that about 17 provinces are still heavily affected by the flood, including Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Phetchabun, Phichit, Tak, Nakhon Sawan, Sisaket, Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Loei, Chaiyaphum, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Lop Buri, Sa Kaeo and Prachin Buri. The damages were reported in 89 districts, 376 sub-districts, and 1,970 villages.
The deaths and the injuries were reported in Sisaket province as the flood had affected seven districts, namely Mueang Sisaket, Huai Thap Than, Yang Chum Noi, Wang Hin, Phu Sing, Nam Klieng, and Uthumphon Phisai districts. A total of 16 sub-districts, 46 villages, and 1,301 households were also affected. About 2,152 local residents of 528 households were evacuated to 23 temporary shelters.
According to the Department, 776 villages near the Chao Phraya River Basin in five provinces of Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Pathum Thani, Sing Buri, and Chainat are facing the rise of water levels. The Department has coordinated with local government organizations and related agencies to accelerate the drainage in the flooding areas and provide continuous assistance to the victims as quickly as possible.
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