Surat Thani province affected by flooding


SURAT THANI, 9 October 2014  Floodwaters in Surat Thani province have continued to expand, affecting at least 500 households living near the flood’s vicinity.

At the Saisopa sub-district in Phra Saeng District, the water levels in nearby rivers and canals remain stable. However, runoffs from the north have continued to flow into the area.

Meanwhile, residents living in lowland areas of the province have been severely affected by floods as the water from the Ta Pi River has overflowed its banks and measured at 10.06 meters. As the river has overflowed, authorities are having difficulties trying to drain the water out to the sea.

The water level in some areas of the province measures over 1 meter deep, inundating 19 roads, more than 10,000 rai of farmland, and 60 fish farms. Authorities are assessing the situation and analyzing damage, as well as providing aid to the affected locals.