Central provinces are being told to brace themselves for the possibility of severe flooding in October
Experts on natural disasters have said that storms are expected to bring more heavy rainfall in October which may cause flooding in the central provinces similar to those experienced in 2006, however they do not believe they will be as bad as the floods of 2011.
Assoc Prof Seree Supharatid said on August 22 that the rainfall that is expected to start in September will continue into October as several storms are expected to hit Thailand which will probably result in flooding in the central region.
He believes the flooding will be similar to 2006 where large volumes of water flowed down from the north of the country and submerged large areas of land in the Chao Phraya river basin.
Professor Seree said that he does not expect the flooding to be as severe as 2011, where at total of 58 provinces were affected and 446 people lost their lives.
He has warned the public to be alert during this period and advised farmers who grow crops in river basins to consider harvesting their crops in advance.
Source : ThaiPBS
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