Flood situation in three Northeastern provinces returns to normalAugust 21st, 2008 - 9:42 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reports that the flood condition in the three provinces of Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, and Mukdahan, caused by Mekong River is beginning to return to normal.
DDPM Director-General Anucha Mokkhavesa (อนุชา โมกขะเวส) discloses that heavy rain in the upper part of the country has raised the water level of Mekong River and made the river overflow. Seven districts in Nong Khai, five districts in Nakhon phanom, and two districts in Mukdahan, have been affected by inundation
The water level of Mekong River in the three provinces has a tendency to decrease and it is now below the bank. However, the water level is likely to increase in Chiang Rai and Ubon Ratchathani. People living along the Mekong riverbanks in the Northeast are warned to be prepared for inundation and flash flood. Heavy rain is still expected in the region.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand