Thailand Issued Heavy Rain, Flood Warnings In Southern Region
BANGKOK, Oct 18 (NNN-TNA) – Thailand’s Meteorological Department, yesterday issued a warning of heavy rainfall and potential flash floods, in the country’s southern region.
Due to the strengthening of the south-westerly winds over the Andaman Sea, the authorities reminded residents of southern provinces, to prepare for severe to very heavy rain, choppy waves and strong winds in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, from yesterday until Friday.
According to local media, the tourist island of Phuket is part of the region on alert. The island on Sunday suffered from major flooding, which led to traffic bottlenecks and inundated roads.
To better cope with potential further floodings, the authorities are now paying close attention to areas that have accumulated more than 90 mm of rainfall in a 24-hour period, and preparing personnel, machinery, tools and the availability of backup communication systems, to integrate immediate assistance readiness.