Flooding remains critical in Nan’s Wiang Sa district


NAN, June 29 — Flooding in Thailand’ northern province of Nan’s Wiang Sa district remains critical as the district is at a lower elevation and water is retained from other areas.

Some district residents are still on the rooftops of their homes, as seven subdistricts of Wiang Sa submerged under high floodwater as more than 15,000 households were affected by the flood.

Meanwhile in provincial seat, Pua, Tha Wang Pha, and Phu Phiang districts, the situation has returned to normal and residents have started to clean up their homes and shops.

Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand Secretary-General Dr Chatree Charoencheewakul said staff working in the flood zone reported that some locations were cut off because of floodwater and that moving patients is being done by boat.

Boats were also being used to distribute relief packages. The institute has coordinated with charity foundations to provide boats and medical workers to help the victims.

At Sukhothai, the water level of the Yom River has risen beyond the critical point, overflowing into the municipality, while many roads were under high water with more than one metre deep.

Rescue workers used flat bottom boats to evacuate residents and move their belongings to higher ground.

In Tak’s Mae Sot district, floodwater has receded but some villagers along the Thai-Myanmar border, adjacent to the Moei River, were under one metre of water. (MCOT online news)