Chiang Mai is in trouble. Flash floods inundated many districts.

The flash flood situation on Doi Inthanon, flooding people's homes, is still worrying. Recently, more than 100 people's homes and over 100 rai of agricultural plots were found to be affected. Including the central region, 7 provinces in the Chao Phraya basin still need to keep an eye on the Chao Phraya River rising, posing a risk of flooding in many areas.

After heavy rain on Doi Inthanon, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province, there was flash flooding along tributary creeks and waterfalls. Flowing into the area below until it overflowed the banks of the Mae Klang River Flooding people's homes in the low-lying areas on both sides of the river. Ban Khuang Pao Village No. 6, Ban Mae Klang - Ban Lum Village No. 4, 60 households were affected. Officials rushed to provide assistance. while water levels in various branches On Doi Inthanon continuously decreasing And there are many more districts. that were affected by the flood Officials rushed to survey the damage.

Mr. Charoen Pimkhan, Chiang Mai Provincial Agriculture Officer Summary of agricultural area results affected by flash floods In the area of Doi Kaew Subdistrict, Ban Luang Subdistrict, Khuang Pao Subdistrict, Ban Pae Subdistrict, Mae Soi Subdistrict, Sop Tia Subdistrict, a total of 13 villages, 85 rai of agricultural land and rice fields were damaged, including 62 farmers, and there was also garden space. Another longan is a wide area. By having the District Agriculture Department rush to provide assistance in strict accordance with government regulations. Meanwhile, Doi Inthanon National Park issued a warning to people in both Chom Thong District and Mae Chaem District, which are adjacent to rivers and various tributaries. of Doi Inthanon Keep valuables in a high place. And be careful of dangers from flash floods. flash flood and mudslides

As for the water situation in the central region Still need to keep an eye on the latest Mr. Watchara Kraisai, Director of Irrigation Office 12, Chao Phraya Dam. Chainat Province Issued a letter informing about the water situation and water management in the Chao Phraya basin, No. 1/2023, to the governors of 7 Chao Phraya basin provinces, namely Uthai Thani, Chainat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Suphan Buri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya provinces. and Lopburi Province Prepare for the water situation. and publicizing and alerting relevant agencies, companies, stores that operate businesses in the Chao Phraya River Including people living in areas along both sides of the Chao Phraya River. Be vigilant and follow the water situation behind the Chao Phraya Dam. That will increase from approximately 1 - 1.5 meters and there is a risk of flooding during 17-21 September 2023, which will result in flooding from the upper areas of the Chao Phraya River Basin. Flows over Chao Phraya Dam, Chainat has an increased amount. and it is expected that the amount of water flowing through the Chao Phraya Dam There will be an upward trend of approximately 300-500 cubic meters per second. This will result in the area along the river. The water level has increased from the back of the Chao Phraya Dam, Sapphaya District, Chainat Province to the areas of Ban Krathum Subdistrict, Hua Wiang Subdistrict, Sena District, and Tha Din Daeng Subdistrict, Phak Hai District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. But the rising water level remains on the river banks. The Royal Irrigation Office 12 will control the amount of water released through the Chao Phraya Dam to be within the said criteria. By managing water for maximum efficiency without having an impact on agricultural areas If the amount of flood water increases, it will affect the amount of water flowing through the Chao Phraya Dam to be more than 500 cubic meters per second. Will inform you further.

Source: Thai News Agency