12 southern and eastern provinces warned of flash floods and landslides


The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has coordinated with 12 provinces in the East and South of Thailand to prepare for flash floods, landslides, and storm surges from June 4 to 8.

Citing information derived from the Meteorological Department, Chatchai Promlert, the director-general of DDPM said that the strong southwest monsoon covering the Andaman Sea will likely cause severe rains in some areas.

The risky areas, include lowland areas along the rivers, seashores, and foothill slopes in four eastern provinces: Cholburi, Rayong, Chantaburi, and Trat. Also, eight southern provinces will be affected and are advised to be prepared, including Chumporn, Surat Thani, Nakorn Sri Thammarat, Ranong, Pangnga, Phuket, Krabi, and Trang.

Meanwhile, the “Mr. Warning” program is being used, in which village-based disaster warning volunteers are dispatched to monitor and prepare for natural disaster around the clock.