Floods force evacuations in Krabi

Bangkok (The Nation/ANN) - Twenty families fled their homes in Krabi's Muang district in Thailand yesterday as two tambon were hit by forest run-off water after a night of heavy downpours.

Some 20 rescue workers and police officers assisted the flood victims in Tubprik and Muang sub-districts at 6am. The kamnan of Tubprik sub-district, Suppachai Kerdsuk, said that following heavy rain since 6pm, he and village headmen alerted residents to move their belongings and prepare for evacuation as the area was flood-prone. A huge water mass early yesterday morning flowed down the mountain to flood 20 homes in five villages, leave several local roads impassable in places and damage three bridges.

Phang Nga province was also affected by the flood. Petchakasem Road between Takuopa district and Thai Mueang district was flooded, as were many villages in the two districts. The situation in Phang Nga was back to normal yesterday morning.

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