Phichit declares 3 districts flood disaster zones

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PHICHIT, Sept 12 – Three districts in the lower northern province of Phichit were declared disaster zones Wednesday after being flooded.

Phichit Governor Suwit Watcharothayangkul said a number of districts at the confluence of the Nan and Yom Rivers are flooded. Three severely affected districts — Sak Lek, Tap Khlo and Wang Sai Phun– were declared flood disaster zones.

The governor said the announcement allows residents of 52 villages to receive rapid assistance from state agencies.

Mr Suwit said low lying areas in the provincial seat are now under one metre floodwaters fed by forest runoff, affecting 30 households and damaging thousands of rai of farmland.