North, Northeast warned to brace for floods

Rains persist though Pakhar downgraded

An economic area in Nakhon Sawan's Nong Bua district has been flooded on Monday, the fourth time this year. (Photo by Chalit Phumrueng)

People in the North and Northeast, especially along the Mekong River, have been warned to brace for possible flooding even though tropical storm Pakhar has now been downgraded to a low-pressure system.

Districts in Nakhon Phanom province including That Phanom, Tha Uthen, Ban Phaeng, and Mueang; and also areas consisting of 100,000 rai of rice fields along the Mun and Songkhram rivers are at high risk of inundation because of the continuous heavy rain, officials said yesterday.

The Mekong River risks overflowing since the discharge of water by tributaries has been slow, the officials added.

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