A severe flood occurred in southern Thailand, killing 5 people in Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Bangkok, December 3 Thailand’s disaster prevention and mitigation department said on the 3rd that since November 25, nine prefectures in southern Thailand have been flooded by heavy rainfall, affecting more than 260,000 families in 2,318 villages in 70 counties.
These nine prefectures include Surat Thani, Dongli, Lokhun, Shadun, Songka, Botarun, Taogong, Pattani and Yala Province.
In Luokun Prefecture, which was the most affected, many roads and large areas of farmland in the territory were flooded, many homes were damaged, and more than 500,000 people were affected. The government said that five people had been killed in the disaster. For safety reasons, all schools in Luokun Prefecture were closed from 2 to 3 this month.
Continuous rainfall and flooding have seriously affected traffic in southern Thailand. Thailand’s railway department said that due to the water accumulation on the track, several train services in the southern region have been suspended in the past two days.
Thailand’s defense disaster mitigation department and the government of the affected areas are actively organizing flood relief. The Thai military has also ordered the troops to provide assistance to the affected people and transfer the people besieged by the floods to safe shelters.
Thailand’s meteorological department issued warnings for heavy rains and flash floods in most parts of southern Thailand on the 3rd, and advised small ships to avoid going to sea as much as possible.