Ban nam khem model-of-community-strength

Among many ways to prevent and handle natural disasters, nothing can be more important than the readiness of local people whose lives are directly at risk.

READY: Ban Nam Khem disaster prevention and mitigation centre was built with donations of 3 million baht. PHOTO: Kornchanok Raksaseri

In 2004, Ban Nam Khem village in tambon Bang Muang of Takua Pa district in Phangnga lost over 840 lives or about one fifth of the 4,620 villagers.

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