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Floods Close Huai Plu Witthayakhom School after Torrential Rainfalls in Chiang Rai

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Water levels reaching as high as 50cm


CHIANG RAI – Students were evacuated yesterday after Torrential rainfall in Chiang Rai flooded the entrance to Huai Plu Witthayakhom School.

Torrential rainfall in Chiang Rai flooded the roads surrounding the school in tambon Tha Sut of Muang district yesterday, with water levels reaching as high as 50cm.

Officials from the Chiang Rai Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, soldiers and border patrol police shuttled the students out of the deluge using flat-bottomed boats.

The municipality of Tambon Tha Sut also built sandbag walls in flood-prone areas to try to contain the excess water, pumping floodwater off the road and into the Mae Khao Tom River

The electricity was also cut off to prevent people from being electrocuted

Villages around the school were also flooded


Authorities said several days of heavy rainfall triggered the flash floods from Doi San Ton Kok and creeks in Ban Bo Thong, Ban Huai Kian, Ban Si Pa Sang, which inundated many areas in Muang district.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chatchai Promlert said if heavy rain falls, residents in the following areas should prepare for the risk of flash floods: Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Pathom, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket.

Meanwhile, the water level in the Mekong River dropped from 7.3 metres to 7.1 metres yesterday, and the water level in the Sai River along the Thai-Myanmar border also fell.


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