While the monsoon rains that have been effective in the south of Thailand in recent days have caused floods and floods in many regions, approximately 20 thousand houses have been affected by the flood disaster.
Monsoon rains, which are effective in the southern regions of Thailand, brought life to a standstill in many regions. Rivers overflowed as the rainfall intensified, damaging many settlements and agricultural areas. While evacuation and relief efforts were carried out with the help of boats in the flood-affected Yala and Narathiwat provinces, an emergency disaster center was established for the people of the region who had to evacuate their homes.
In a statement made by the Department of Disaster Prevention (DDPM), it was stated that a total of 19,624 houses in 24 districts and 384 villages in 5 states were affected by floods and that the rains will continue for the next two days. In the statement, citizens were urged to be ready to evacuate their homes.
THAILAND PRIME MINISTER THAVİSİN VISITS FLOOD ZONES
Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin interrupted her schedule to visit flood-affected areas. Arriving in Narathiwat province around noon, Thavisin was informed about the latest situation in the region. Thavisin then went to the emergency disaster center and met with citizens who were evacuated from their homes.
“A total of 19,624 households in five provinces in the south of Thailand – Satun, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat – have been affected by flooding. With the combination of monsoon rains and low air pressure, an unusual volume of rainfall has been observed in the region. We will work to relieve the victimization of our citizens affected by the floods. I also ask all sectors to do their best to help the people. I encourage all authorities to provide both disaster relief and public information.”
RAINS ALSO HIT SEA TRANSPORTATION
Monsoon rains also negatively affected sea transportation. At least 7 maritime accidents occurred in the south of Thailand this week due to the storm. While sea traffic was disrupted from time to time, security measures were increased at public beaches.