Songkhla Municipality warning locals about flash floods and mud slides


SONGKHLA, 15 September 2014  – The Meteorological Department is forecasting that from today until Thursday (15-18 September) a rather strong southwest monsoon will move across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand with increasing precipitation, resulting in likely scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers all over the country, as well as isolated heavy to very heavy rain in the East and the Southwest coast region of the country. 

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation within the Ministry of Interior has placed warnings to its Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Regional Center in district 11, 12, 17 and 18 to put special preparation for any possible situation caused by the severe weather during this 4-day period.

Provinces that receiving such effect are Rayong, Chantaburi, Trat, Ranong, Pang-nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Surat Thani, Nakorn Si Thammarat, Pattalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Satun province.

If any damage occurs, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Regional Center will take care of the area and will send in immediate aid.