Heavy rain triggers flash flooding in Surat Thani, Thailand

Heavy rain triggers flash flooding in Surat Thani, Thailand
Heavy rain triggers flash flooding in Surat Thani, Thailand
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Raging streams of water blew the roof of a store in Surat Thani province. Due to heavy rain, water from the Nuea Khlong Falls drained from the mountain yesterday, flooding several houses in the Wiang Sa area.

The southern regions of Thailand receive the most precipitation - about 2,400 millimeters per year, compared to the central and northern regions of Thailand. The National Meteorological Service of Surat Thani said yesterday will be the wettest day of the coming week, with about 7.90 mm or 0.3 inches of rainfall.

According to local Thai media, residents and people on social media are expressing concern for the people affected by the disaster. Residents in the Nuea Khlong Falls area have been warned to be safe and avoid strong currents. Local residents, whose house was completely flooded, posted a video warning others in the same area to be prepared and careful.

Other villagers wrote on Facebook yesterday, claiming water gushed into their home while they slept.

Authorities had already warned of heavy rain yesterday before a torrent of water poured down the hill. The flow of water became very strong in the evening, as seen from the bridge in the Wat Ban Song area.

The Surat Thani weather station also warns that tomorrow will be one of the windiest days as the wind will hit 17 mph or 27 km / h around 4:00 pm.

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