Prawit expedition to the flooded area in southern provinces


Last Wednesday General Prawit Wongsuwon Deputy Prime Minister had traveled to Narathiwat province to inspect the flooded situation as well as discussed with related authorities to find a solution soon.

Patcharin Sumsiripong Spokesperson of Palang Pracharath Party had said that General Prawit Wongsuwon had been discussed with a member of the party and related authorities such as the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre, and local community leaders to minimize the damages that cause by flooded.

There are 18,371 households across 3 southern provinces Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala which affect by the flooded which is around 49,000 rai of farmlands.

Authorities are channeling water away from flooded areas and have set up centers to facilitate evacuations and provide preliminary assistance to victims. Gen. Prawit has urged relevant agencies to work more proactively by issuing more warnings and taking more preventive actions. In areas where floods have lifted, responsible agencies are to rapidly survey damages. This is in order for aid to be promptly administered and for locals to return to their normal lives quickly.

Deputy Interior Minister Niphon Bunyamanee said the water level has receded in some places but inundations remain in others. He explained that local administrative organizations may use their budgets to temporarily aid flood victims. However, compensation for damaged assets, perished animals and deceased persons will be doled out in accordance with rates prescribed by the Ministry of Finance. He said charitable foundations will also be providing monetary assistance to afflicted persons. Mr. Niphon expects the flood situation in all areas of the Deep South to lift within this week.


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