Flooding still rampant in north and central regions

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Chiang Mai – Areas of the north and central region have continued to face flood conditions with runoff hitting 2 districts of Chiang Mai province, damaging a school and severing roadways.

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Up to 15 buildings of Panya Den International School in Chiang Mai province have been inundated by flood waters with damages to equipment and supplies estimated at no less than 40 million baht in value.

Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasas is leading relief efforts and ordered urgent aid for all those impacted with the situation.

In Phayao province, the Ping River has burst through a flood barricade in Muang district and flooded local crops. The 34th Military Circle has responded to the deluge and dispatched soldiers to aid in repairs.

Local reservoirs have been reported as holding 76 million cubic meters of water despite a maximum capacity of 33.8 million. Nonetheless, it is expected that if rains taper off the situation will return to normal soon. Phayao Governor Prajon Prachayasakul has led the passing out of necessity items to those affected by flooding.

In Pakkret municipality of Nonthaburi province, authorities are setting up flood barriers following reports that waters have begun to make their way into schools of the area.