Residents hit with floods, cold spell

Two southern provinces remain flooded, while five provinces in the upper North and the Northeast have been declared cold disaster zones.

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Chatchai Promlert on Friday said flooding has eased in 10 out of 12 southern provinces. Only Phatthalung and Trang remain flooded, with 75 villages in five districts affected. 

Floods have damaged more than 68,000 rai of agricultural land in the two southern provinces.

The upper part of the country has experienced colder temperatures since Dec 6. So far, five provinces in the North and the Northeast have been declared cold disaster zones, Mr Chatchai said.

Share your thoughts

Discussion 1 : 15/12/2013 at 09:28 AM
Apparently, there are a group of Thais living in Spitzbergen, an island off the coast of northern Norway where it can reach -50 deg. C. It's just something one has to get used to. Hardly a disaster.
Discussion 2 : 14/12/2013 at 12:13 PM
Is that farang cold or Thai cold? Because cold for Farang is -20F is cold. Cold for Thai 72 F Even at 30 C here Thai wear coat farang tanktop.
Discussion 3 : 14/12/2013 at 11:04 AM
Cld disaster zones? How cold was it really? 15 degrees Celsius?
Discussion 4 : 14/12/2013 at 09:04 AM
Why only write half a story? Which provinces are affected? how many people? What is being done to help them? Be a newspaper not a snooze paper

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