Floodings isolate Nong Khai from outside world

August 16th, 2008 - 10:19 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

People in Sankhom and Sri Chiang Mai districts of the northeastern province of Nong Khai are buying more food supplies, as heavy flooding conditions cut them them off from the outside world. Relevant units are urgently assisting the flood-affected people by giving out food items, drinking water, medical supplies and clean sanitation.

The flood situation in Nong Khai is still worrying. The water from Mekong River has surged into the city area of the province, adding that rain has continued falling since last night. Many households and stores are flooded even though villagers have laid sandbags and used water pumps to ease the situation. Villagers in some areas have already evacuate to higher grounds.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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