More than 40,000 flood relief packages have been distributed to assist flood victims in 38 flood stricken provinces. Sandbags were placed along the rivers and important centres for flood protection.
MR Chatchai also said that his department and agencies concerned have warned people in the lower central, southern and eastern regions of Thailand to brace for more downpours as heavy rain is expected to continue over the next several days from October 7 through October 8.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ordered the department to monitor the public's physical and mental health during or after the flooding, while department staff have been sent to each area to estimate flood damage.
The government has pledged to fully aid flood victims in line with Finance Ministry’s regulations for a quicker, fairer and a through service.
Flood situation, however, has started improving in 10 provinces namely Kanchanaburi, Chumpon, Prachuab Kiri Khan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kalasin, Mae Hong Son, Phayao, Lampang, Mukdahan and Kampeangpetch.