Department director-general Chatchai Phromloet said on Tuesday the monsoon trough passing through the North and the Northeast is triggering an increase in rain over the northern region. Some areas may experience heavy raining, which may consequently trigger flash foods, forest runoffs and landslides. The 13 provinces at such risk include Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Tak, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Uttaradit, Phetchabun, Chiang Rai, Phrae, Phayao, and Nan.
On Tuesday, an environment preservation network and Chulalongkorn University held a seminar on the topic of involvement and the lives of local residents in areas that have been designated as flood retention sites. Those at the seminar agreed that locals will be able to adjust their lives and live with floods, but the government must heed the opinions of locals in such water-receiving sites, especially regarding issues of releasing water into farmlands and compensation and insurance for the flooded crop-growing areas. Those at the seminar also noted that understanding must be reached with each community, regarding how the community could adjust to a flood.