BANGKOK, 11 September 2012 – Six districts in Ayutthaya have been declared flood disaster zones. The provincial governor has instructed river basin committees to work with relevant units in draining the flood water and find areas to be used as floodways.
Ayutthaya Governor Witthaya Phiewphong stated on Tuesday after a meeting on the province’s flood situation that six flood-hit districts, namely Phak Hai, Bang Ban, Sena, Bang Pa-in, Bang Sai and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, had been designated as disaster zones. Up to 5,000 households have been affected by flood waters of 10-50 centimeters deep.
The governor suggested that local administrative organizations in the province spend their budgets on financial assistance for the flood-affected. Irrigation, district and agricultural offices in Ayutthaya will figure out the way to drain the flood waters through floodways in order to decrease the water levels of local rivers. The offices will try to protect residential and agricultural areas with the flood drainage channels.
For locals who are entitled to receive compensation from the government, Mr Witthaya stressed that they must have household registration documents and inform the province of the exact number of family members affected by the flooding.
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