Flash floods hit Chiang Rai


BANGKOK, 29 August 2014 – Mueang district in the northern province of Chiang Rai has been affected by flooding caused by flash floods. Local disaster prevention and mitigation offices have distributed aid to the flood-affected people.

The part of Phahonyothin road between Mueang and Mae Chan districts has been heavily submerged by high and strong floods. Many houses in five villages in Mueang district have been flooded. Some of them, especially those near water courses, have been many meters deep in the water.

Disaster prevention and mitigation officers in the province have assisted the affected villagers, most of them were not prepared for the flooding and they were not able to pack their belongings in time. Roads in many villages were cut off by over 50-centimeter flood water.