CHIANG RAI – Disaster prevention and mitigation officers warned residents in flood-prone areas to brace for overflowing rivers, heavy rains have caused flooding in Chiang Rai especially in Mae Sai and Mae Chan districts.
On Phahonyothin road from Mueang district to Mae Sai, the floods left only one traffic lane dry, causing difficulty to and jeopardizing road transportation. Meanwhile, Chan river in Mae Chan district overflew and caused flooding in the Mae Chan fresh market. More than 500 houses were hit by the flood waters of 30 centimeters to one meter.
Meanwhile, in Bang Ban district, Ayutthaya Province, rice farmers are urgently harvesting their produce before water from the upper areas arrives. In Phachi district, heavy rains have inundated more than 1,000 Rai of paddy fields whose rice will be spoiled if the floods do not dry up in these 4-5 days.