More than 4,000 rais of farmland in Krabi submerged in flood water

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KRABI, 9 October 2014  Heavy rains have triggered flash floods in the tourist province of Krabi. At least 50 homes and many farm lands have been inundated.

According to the report, the runoff from the mountain has caused the water in the canals in Khao Panom district to overflow the banks. The floods have submerged a number of homes and up to 1,000 rai of farmland.

Several main roads in Pruteaw district have also been under the water half-a-meter deep. Local residents have to stay on higher grounds and survival bags, containing food and several items of necessity, have already been handed out.

Meanwhile, most of the area of Nuea Khlong district has been inundated as the water level in the canal has been rising quickly. At least 100 homes in 6 communities have been affected, and more than 3,000 rais of farmland are now under the water.

A team of 30 soldiers has been sent out to evacuate villagers who were unable to leave their homes. More assistance is expected to be dispatched in order to help evacuating the remaining residents affected by the flood.