Bangkok, September 30th: Severe flooding from tropical storm Dianmu hit almost half of Thailand’s provinces, killing at least seven people and missing one, the country’s civil protection authorities said on Thursday.
Heavy rains swept over 31 provinces of the Southeast Asian country, which, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), have so far affected more than 220,000 households. The DDPM also found that the situation has improved in 13 of the affected provinces, but remains critical in the other 18 provinces.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) warned Thursday that the water level of the Chao Phraya is expected to rise in the next few days and urged people in seven districts along the river to prepare for possible flooding. Cyclone Shaheen is brewing in the Arabian Sea, cyclone storm is expected to move from India towards Pakistan-Makran coast.
Local media quoted Bangkok’s Governor Aswin Kwanmuang as saying that the Chao Phraya River is currently well below the top of the flood dam in the capital, with no damage to nearby apartment buildings.
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