Disaster warning agencies issue more warnings for North and South

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BANGKOK, 8 June 2012  – Two of the nation’s disaster-related agencies are issuing further flash flood warnings for the northern and the southern regions. 

Director-General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Wiboon Sanguanpong, said the department is coordinating with provincial administrative organizations in extending their assistance to five flood-hit southern provinces which include Krabi, Phuket, Ranong, Chumphon and Surat Thani provinces.

Mr Wiboon elaborated that the DDPM is dispatching flat-bottom boats, trucks, patrolling vehicles and other necessary items to flood-affected areas. The department is accelerating assistance to victims by sending in emergency rescue teams and damage inspection teams.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Warning Centre (NDWC) issued a severe weather warning saying that flash floods, forest runoffs and mudslides are expected in Denchai district in Phrae province. The NDWC urges residents in the area to closely monitor weather alerts and updates from the NDWC.

Members of the public are advised to contact the DDPM hotline at 1784 for additional assistance.