Warning of floods, landslides issued for parts of Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi


People living in parts of Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi have been warned of possible floods and landslides from 6 to 10 October.

The Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) issued the warning for Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi after the Meteorological Department forecast monsoons and and heavy rain in the region from 5 to 9 October.

The ONWR said on Tuesday (Oct 4) there is a risk of increased discharge and more water flowing from the dams at Kaeng Kachan, Pranburi and Huai Sai Ngam.

In Phetchaburi, the ONWR specifically warned of flooding and landslides in the following districts: Kaeng Krachan, Ban Lat, Tha Yang, Mueang District and Ban Laem.

In Prachuap Khiri Khan the warning was issued for Bang Saphan, Bang Saphan Noi, Mueang District, Sam Roi Yot and Kui Buri.

The increased discharge rate can cause rivers to overflow, resulting in some areas located below the dams to experience floods, especially in low lying plains, riverside communities and those not protected by flood levees.

Kaeng Krachan dam. File photo

People in these areas are advised to prepare by moving their property to a higher place and staying updated with the latest meteorological reports.

Meanwhile, the Thailand Meteorological Department has forecast more rains nationwide over the next 48 hours, with isolated heavy heavy rain expected in the lower North, the Northeast, the Central including Bangkok and its vicinity, the East and the South between October 5-7.

During 7 – 10 Oct, the southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand will strengthen.

The strong wind will rise the wave up to 2-3 meters over the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf, and about 2 meters in the lower Gulf while above 3 meters in thundershower areas.