500 households affected by floods in Phatthalung

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PHATTHALUNG, 14 December 2014 – The flooding situation in the southern province of Phatthalung has been deteriorated with more than 500 households inundated so far.

Army Chief Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr has ordered military units in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung to help evacuate local residents and their belonging to higher ground.

In Phatthalung, heavy rain on Friday’s night has caused flash floods in four districts and more than 500 households were submerged under 1.30 meter high water. Some villages were cut out from the rest of the province when a road linking Phatthalung cities were inundated with 80 centimeter-high water.

As raining continues in the area, residents in more areas have been warned to prepare for possible flood, especially those who live near waterways or large reservoirs.