NDWC: North, East and South of Thailand to beware of mudslide and flash flood


BANGKOK, 6 June 2012  – A number of provinces throughout Thailand are being warned to brace themselves against possible natural calamities as heavy rain continues in various areas. 

National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) director, Group Captain Somsak Khaosuwan, said that various areas in Thailand’s upper North, eastern coasts and southern provinces of Ranong, Chumporn, Surat Thani and Phang Nga are at risk of mudslide and flash flood in coming days.

The risk of such natural threats persists as heavy rain still continues in those areas.

Group Captain Somsak added that residents who reside near the foot of the hill should pay close attention to the weather conditions and get regular updates on news.

He recommended that when heavy rain drags on and water in the neighborhood becomes unusually murky or roaring sound can be heard from water sources on a higher ground, locals immediately evacuate to safer areas.

The National Disaster Warning Center director also urged at-risk residents to monitor news from all related agencies or at the NDWC hotline number 192 or at www.ndwc.go.th until the warning is lifted.