Minister of the Interior: safeguards according to each area’s risks


BANGKOK, The Minister of the Interior has directed all provincial governors to prepare for natural disasters in all areas and to adjust their operations according to each location’s risk factor.

The Minister of the Interior Gen Anupong Paojinda said that the northern and northeastern region are now experiencing continuous rainfall due to the influence of the seasonal monsoon, creating a likely scenario for flash floods and landslides in risk areas.

He advised the public that the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has been ordered to be on guard by providing officials to monitor the situation closely. Fast-response units will be put on standby in risk areas, to provide immediate help to the affected public when needed.

Despite continued rains, the Interior Minister also noted that the volume of water flowing into reservoirs during this time remains insufficient, therefore specific water saving measures will still be pursued; all sectors are asked to proceed with their water conservation measures and continue to conserve water for maximum efficiency.

Meanwhile the DDPM Director-General Chatchai Promlert, noted that disaster preparations in all provinces are being coordinated to prepare measures to guard against inundations, flash floods, and landslides.

He added that measures to aid those members of the public affected by the earlier lack of rainfall will continue, stating that each area’s emergency preparations will be determined accordingly to the area’s risk factor.