Songkhla warned of landslides due to continuing rains


SONGKHLA, Dec 18 – The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department warned ten districts in Songkhla to beware of possible landslides following continuous heavy rain for several days.

So Hemsakul, head of the Songkhla Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, issued a warning for possible landslides in ten districts.

Local authorities reported a landslide in Maepru forest reserve in Rattaphum district.

Local residents along the southeastern coast from Surat Thani southward were warned of torrential rain and flash floods triggered by the strengthened northeast monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand.

All ships at sea are warned to proceed with caution and small boats advised to stay ashore during the next 2-3 days.