Authorities in Lampang province said the flood situation in Lampang province remained critical with latest reports of major flashfloods rushing into two villages in Tambon Mae Teeb in Ngao district.
Water level was as high as 2 meters, forcing soldiers from the Pratu Pha Special Operations Command in Lampang to use flat bottom boats and trucks to evacuate villagers from the Ban Ngew Ngarm and Ban Nam Long villages after flashfloods swollen the Ngao stream and burst its banks, inundating surrounding areas.
Almost the entire area has been flooded under 50 cm of water but there are also reports of some areas being under almost 2 meters of water.
More than 300 households have been hit and residents are facing severe difficulties.
Meanwhile the flood situation in Sukhothai remained critical with hundreds of homes located within Tambon Wat Koh in Sri Samrong district hard hit by flood.
Many schools have been forced to close and authorities.