Storm Vamco helps relieve drought problems

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SURIN, 16 September 2015  – Farmers in the Northeastern province of Surin have warmly greeted Depression Vamco as its arrival has brought much-needed rain to their farming areas.

Rainfalls caused by the depression have raised the water level of local reservoirs to 62 percent of their capacity. According to the Surin provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office, Storm Vamco will continue to linger in the lower part of the Northeast, the East and Cambodia, leading to widespread thundershowers the Northeast, the East, the central region and the South.

Meanwhile, Surin provincial irrigation office said the current water reserves in different sources would be sufficient to help agriculturists survive the drought crisis. Storm Vamco has also added water in Lamtakong Dam in Nakhon Ratchsima Province.

The depression is expected to bring heavy rains in 13 provinces: Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Buri Ram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Lop Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Trat until Sept 18.