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Southern Thailand Floods Situation Update

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The flooding in Thailand’s southern region is currently affecting some southern areas, mostly in the eastern region of the Gulf of Thailand, due to heavy monsoon rains over the past few days.
The flood – the worst in 20 years according to local officials – prompted junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha to embark on an urgent visit to one of the provinces affected, while authorities scramble to evacuate residents trapped in their homes and re-open roads and rail tracks cut off by the deluge.

However, Phuket, Phang-nga, Krabi in the Andaman coastal area, and Hat Yai in Songkhla are unaffected by the floods, and all land and air transportation is operating as normal.

The worst-hit provinces, where rainfall covered over 80 percent of the area, were Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phang Nga and Ranong. Lesser affected provinces included Phuket, Krabi, Phatthalung, Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani.

Below is a tourism update in related to the flood situation in each region:

Ko Samui and Ko Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand and Trang in the Andaman coastal area have been affected by the floods, but the situation has eased as of 6 January, 2017.

Nakhon Si Thammarat: due to high-levels of floodwaters in the city centre, the province’s only airport has been temporarily closed during 6-7 January, 2017. Southern…

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