Chonburi to establish flood command centers

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Chonburi will establish prevention-and-resolution centers for floods, landslides and storms for rainy season’s heaviest months.

Deputy Gov. Pakhornthorn Thienchai said the centers will offer a unified command system and training for personnel responsible for handling water-related crises. They’ll also be responsible for equipment, vehicles, pumps and communications networks for flood-relief personnel to use.

Chonburi experiences floods every year, with Bothong and Nongyai districts hit worst, causing runoff to accumulate in Phanasnikhom, Phanthong and Muang districts. (CPRD)

Deputy Governor Pakhornthorn Thienchai. Deputy Governor Pakhornthorn Thienchai.