SAKON NAKHON, 18 July 2014 – Mr. Krairas Kaewdi, the Deputy Governor of Sakon Nakhon, said Sakon Nakhon is taking steps to deal with the threat posed by flash flooding, which is likely to occur from 17-21 July as storms and heavy rainfall are expected at that time.
People must prepare to prevent and mitigate floods, as storms and landslides could cause damage to lives and property of people. Sakon Nakhon will thoroughly inform the locals through a local radio broadcast tower and local radio networks about the possible dangers. Moreover, all dams and reservoirs will be inspected for safety and officers will be placed on duty to monitor and prepare to deal with the situation.
Mr. Krairas Kaewdi, the Deputy Governor of Sakon Nakhon, said further that if a disaster occurs in the area, people can report the situation and ask for initial help from the presidents of the Subdistrict Administrative Organizations, mayor and Chief District Officers. People can also report the situation to Sakon Nakhon Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office by calling 0 4271 1771, 0 4271 5233 or Hotline 1784.