Pijit declares 8 districts as disaster zones as flooding continues to worsen

September 17th, 2008 - 10:32 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Continued rains and forest water from Petchabun and Wang Thong mountains in Pitsanulok province have led to flooding in 8 districts of Pijit province. Flood waters have already claimed the lives of 1 person and have submerged 8000 Rai of rice fields. The ongoing situaton has begun to impact the health of the province’s residents with many catching the flu and flood related diseases.

The Pijit Red Cross Society has distributed aid kits to assist residents while Pijit province Governor Dr. Preecha Ruangchan (ปรีชา เรืองจันทร์) has declared the 8 affected districts including Sak Lek (สากเหล็ก), Tapahn Hin (ตะพานหิน) and the Muang district as disaster zones. Local administrators in the areas are now able to use emergency funds to aid citizens.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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