Chiang Mai Braces for Floods and Possible Mudslides in Certain Areas

 | Wed 31 Jul 2013 11:33 ICT

CityNews – On 30th July, The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) issued a warning for residents in the North and Northeast to brace for flash floods and mudslides, The NNT reported.

River Ping in 2011

The NDWC has reported that a monsoon is moving across the northern provinces of Mae Hongsorn, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Payao, Tak, Petchabun, and Uttaradit. Twenty-five communities in low-lying areas have been warned of flooding and mudslides. Chiang Mai has already seen heavy rain and flood warnings.

It is recommended that people move their belongings to higher ground and follow the weather updates and warnings. The warning tower in Naan province has been activated, as well as the community news center. Warnings will be broadcasted via the satellite.