Storms Causes Flooding and Damage Homes in Chiang Saen

Storms Causes Flooding and Damage Homes in Chiang Saen
A truck moves cautiously along a flooded road in Chiang Saen district of Chiang Rai - Photo from Ruamduay Chuaykan
A truck moves cautiously along a flooded road in Chiang Saen district of Chiang Rai – Photo from Ruamduay Chuaykan

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CHIANG RAI – Over night storms have caused flooding of homes and farmland, runoff from heavy rain flooded about 30 houses and hundreds of rai of farm land in Chiang Saen district of Chiang Rai province.

Water pouring down a mountain inundated Mae Aeb, Huay Khoi Loi and Huay Nam Yen villages in tambon Ban Saeo, Chiang Saen district chief said after visiting the area on Thursday.

About 30 houses were flooded, and a main road and bridge linking the three villages were also under water and impassable to small vehicles. Hundreds of paddy and corn fields were submerged, reports said.

Soldiers helped local residents evacuate their belongings and animals to higher ground.

Mr Pinit said there had been a heavy downpour on the mountain overnight, and it poured flooded down into lowland areas on Thursday morning.

Mae Aeb Witthayakhom school suspended all classes on Thursday, the district chief said.

 

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