Thailand Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert, Flash Floods Expected


Bangkok: Thailand has issued flash flood warnings for eight southern provinces on Monday as more rain is expected this week.

The warning include the resort island of Phuket, where a flash flood on Sunday disrupted local transport and tourism businesses in some areas.

Heavy rain and tropical storms since last month have caused flooding in 59 of Thailand’s 77 provinces, impacting 450,000 homes, according to the interior ministry.

Floods in northeastern and central Thailand – key farming regions – have seen 670,000 rai (107,200 hectares) of agricultural land damaged, the agriculture ministry said last week.

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