Auk Pansaa signals the end of the rainy season

Friday, 25 October 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Sattahip sends truckloads of flood relief to Prachinburi

Sattahip and Royal Thai Marines officials sent a convoy of trucks stuffed with relief supplies to aid flood victims in Prachinburi.

District Chief Radjai Banthitsilp and Stability Department head Chawat Thepthup led a special unit from the National Command Center for Drugs to drive two six-wheeled trucks donated by the marines to Bansarang to distribute 1,000 bags of food and necessities.

Auk Pansaa, the end of Buddhist Lent, in theory signals the end of the rainy season in Thailand.  This cannot come too soon for some families in the region, as shown by this mother and child, smiling in the face of adversity from the steps of their flooded home in Prachinburi, waiting patiently for relief aid from local authorities.  Auk Pansaa, the end of Buddhist Lent, in theory signals the end of the rainy season in Thailand.  This cannot come too soon for some families in the region, as shown by this mother and child, smiling in the face of adversity from the steps of their flooded home in Prachinburi, waiting patiently for relief aid from local authorities.

Village chiefs there said about 400 households, mostly farmers, ranchers and fishermen, have been hit hard by seasonal flooding. More than 3,000 rai of agricultural land has been inundated with water as deep as three meters. Some homes were submerged to their roofs.

Some residents have been living in tents for a month, eating what fish they can catch. Government aid has been slow coming.

The Sattahip supplies weren’t easy to deliver. The heavy trucks eventually gave way to boats which brought aid down the flooded streets in Prachinburi.

Relief workers paddle to inundated homes, bringing what relief supplies they can.Relief workers paddle to inundated homes, bringing what relief supplies they can.

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