Nan Province Declared Disaster Zone Due to Heavy Monsoon Rains in North
NAN – Nan Governor Suwat Phromsuwan have declared six districts in the northern Nan Province flood disaster zones, while neighbouring provinces also recover from severe flooding.
According to The Bangkok Post, the overflowing of the Nan and Yom rivers on Monday forced the closure of schools and evacuation of several hundred houses.
The floods had also claimed the life of a resident in Pua’s tambon Chedi Chai.
Deputy head of the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) Suthep Chitayawong said Obec had not received any report of school closures in the six-affected districts. He said that in the event of a disaster, school directors were authorised to order a temporary closure of up to seven days.
Several roads in Nan municipality remain closed as they are still inundated despite a decline in flood waters. Food and drinking water has been distributed to residents who are unable to leave their houses.
Similar major cleaning activities were underway in tambon Nang Lae, where 50 homes were hit by the flash flood, soldiers from the 37th Military Circle have helped residents in Nang Lae sub-district in Chiang Rai clean their houses after flood levels decreased.
The Meteorological Department warned residents in the North, notably in the provinces of Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Tak and Mae Hong Son of severe conditions yesterday due to continuing heavy rain in this period and another round of downpours expected from Thursday to Saturday.
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