Monday, November 2, 2020

Goni will bring flash floods to North, Meteorological Dept warns

  The Meteorological Department announced on Monday that super typhoon Goni will bring more rain and strong winds to the North on Wednesday and Thursday, and warned residents to beware of flash floods.

The typhoon has moved from the Philippines to the South China Sea, with its highest wind speed at around 65 kilometres an hour.

“It is expected to weaken before landing in central Vietnam on Wednesday and Thursday, which will bring more rain and strong winds in the North,” the department said.

People have been warned to be ready for flash floods and monitor the department’s announcements.

Visit the department's website or call the 1182 hotline for more information.

Nine districts in Nakhon Ratchasima warned of flash floods

Residents of nine Nakhon Ratchasima districts were warned on Monday to prepare for flooding caused by the release of water from Lam Phra Phloeng Dam.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office said the dam has exceeded its capacity due to heavy rainfall and that people living in the districts of Pak Thong Chai, Chok Chai, Chalerm Phra Kiat, Non Sung, Chakkarat, Phimai, Chum Phuang, Lam Thamainchai, and Muang Yang to monitor the situation closely and move their belongings to higher land.

“Government agencies will issue weather forecasts and warnings, as well as evaluate the situation. People will be evacuated from the area if things get worse,” an official said.

Residents requiring assistance can call the 24-hour hotline 1784.

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