BANGKOK, June 8 (Bernama) -- Floods are affecting not only several communities and farm areas in southern Thailand, but also those in the northern areas, as downpours have continued for a week, Thai News Agency reported.
In the southern Phatthalung Province, water in all local canals originated from the Banthad mountain range has risen by about 50 centimetres and are overflowing to villages and plantations, forcing people living near the waterways to move out of their places.
In nearby Surat Thani Province, runoffs from the Khao Sok National Park have hit several local areas and is nearly three metres deep in some places, forcing affected villagers to stay on roadsides; while landslides and flash floods from the Kaeng Krung National Park are also isolating a village of over 50 households.
In adjacent Trang Province, floods have expanded from two to four districts and affected over 200 households, causing local roads impassable.
In Phrae Province, flash floods have inundated seven villages and cut off many local roads; while landslides have also isolated the villages, as floodwater is over two metres deep in some areas, prompting local schools to be temporarily closed.
Floods have also damaged railway tracks in the Huai Rai locality and railway workers are repairing the tracks to resume northern train services in the affected areas as soon as possible.