Two districts in Lamphun declared disaster zones due to drought


LAMPHUN, Jan 20 – The northern province of Lamphun declared two districts disaster zone affected by drought.

Phinit Harnpanich Lamphun governor said he ordered local authorities to provide initial assistance to affected villagers as more than 5,000 households in Ban Thi and Li districts facing water shortages to find water reserves, as the drought situation is likely to escalate.

The water level in the Ping River in Pa Sang district is critically low and water shortage has started to impact farmlands, such as rice paddy fields and longan orchards in some areas.