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Chiang Rai and other Northern Provinces told to Brace for Heavy Rains

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Heavy raining over the past three days has triggered a landslide that threw dirt onto the Mae Chan-Doi Mae Salong Rd

Heavy raining over the past three days has triggered a landslide that threw dirt onto local roads

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CHIANG RAI – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has advised Chiang Rai and 18 other provinces to brace for heavy rains.

The Disaster Prevention department has advised the provinces to brace for heavy rains while villagers in risk areas have been advised to closely monitor weather forecasts and warnings as well as strictly follow the instructions from local authorities.

The 18 other provinces reportedly risking possible flooding include Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Payao, Nan, Prae, Tak, Kampaengpet, Nakorn Panom, Sakon Nakorn, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Uthai Thani, Chantaburi, Trat, Ranong, Pang-nga, Phuket and Krabi.

Flood victims are encouraged to contact local DDPM units or call Hotline 1784 around the clock.

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