Tropical Storm Dianmu causes severe flooding in many parts of Thailand


Several parts of Thailand were flooded after being struck by Tropical Storm Dianmu.

Central and Northeast regions were battered by heavy rains that reportedly caused flooding.

In a report from The Nation, “Chaiyaphum province is at a critical level after the water in the Lam Chu dam has exceeded the storage capacity of 42.60 million cubic metres, the current overflow being way more than the two metres limit, and broke at least three weirs.”

Medical staff at Bamnet Narong Krathan Hospital evacuated patients into a safe place after the water reach the hospital’s second floor.

More than 10 villages were flooded with over 1,000 affected families. According to local officials, the villagers have been evacuated.

In the province of Sukhothai, meanwhile, nine districts are suffering from floods after the Mae Mok Reservoir and Mae Rampan Reservoir overflowed.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha is scheduled to visit Sukhothai on Sunday to inspect the situation.

Tropical Storm Dianmu has downgraded to an active low-pressure. Abundant rains, with isolated heavy to very heavy rains and strong winds, are forecast for the North, the Northeast, the Central including Bangkok Metropolis and its vicinity, and the East regions.

People in the risk areas should beware of the severe conditions, overflows and flash floods, the report added.

Source: The Nation
Photo: Sukhothai Magazine

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