Residents in upper central region suffer from flood


PHITSANULOK, 12 June 2012  – The flood situation is widespread in the northern and upper central regions. A wild flood from Phrae province has flowed into Phitsanulok province, while the water level in the Yom River has increased by over 50 centimeters. 

The water from Phrae has been accumulated in the Yom River and overflowed into Sukhothai and Phitsanulok provinces. Bang Rakam and Phrom Phiram districts in Phitsanulok have been flooded, with over 5,000 rai of farmland damaged.

Authorities have told farmers to urgently reap their crops before more water gets in. The Phitsanulok Governor has instructed village heads and district chiefs to assess the damage so that the provincial administration can prepare suitable assistance for the flood victims.

Meanwhile, local officials in Sukhothai province have shut off the Kuha Suwan Sluice Gate amidst strong tides in order to reduce the water flowing to the west of the Yom River. Wat Kuha Suwan School has announced a two-day closure and will be open again on Friday.