Flashfloods in Ranong eased off


RANONG, 7 June 2012 – The flooding situations in four districts of Ranong Province have eased off. Kapoe is the only district under close watch. 

The Ranong Governor said that five districts in the province had earlier been declared disaster emergency zones, after heavy rain poured in, causing flashfloods and mudslides. Over 4,400 households or 20,000 people were affected but there was no death or injury reported.

The governor added that four out of the five districts have returned to normalcy, leaving only Kapoe District under watch. It is speculated that the four districts will completely dry up in a couple of days if there is no more rain.

Several agencies: military, police, volunteers, and local administrative officers, have been assisting the residents, while the water in the Kapoe Canal is still running wild as a result of incessant rain.