More than 86,000 homes destroyed in Chiang Mai due to flooding this year

According to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office (DPMO) more than 86,000 homes have been damaged by flooding as a result of this year’s monsoon season in Chiang Mai.

In a report made public yesterday it stated that a total of 86,373 houses had been damaged or completely destroyed as a result of flooding as well as 17,329 rai of land used for farming was also affected by flood waters in 22 districts in Chiang Mai.

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More than 86,000 homes destroyed in Chiang Mai due to flooding this year

It was stated that only three districts were able to escape this year’s flooding unscathed which were Phrao, Doi Tao and San Kamphaeng.

More than 86,000 homes destroyed in Chiang Mai due to flooding this year

Speaking about the recent report the head of the DPMO in Chiang Mai, Pairin Limcharoen said that due to an unusually large period of prolonged rainfall this year water levels in reservoirs across the area are a lot higher than the previous year.

He noted that the Mae Ngat Dam is presently at 96 percent capacity and many of the smaller dams in the area are above 85 percent capacity.

While these figures might seem promising for the upcoming dry season Pairin still stressed that water will need to be used wisely.

Source: Thai visa

Content: Love Pattaya Thailand

 

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