Flash Floods in Chiang Mai’s Northern Districts

 | Wed 27 Sep 2017 07:43 ICT

CityNews – Over thirty households and farms in Chiang Dao, Chai Prakan, Mae Taeng, Samoeng and Mae Rim suffered from flash floods on September 26th and 27th. The local authorities and rescue teams have been sent to help support the urgent evacuations.

The governor of Chiang Mai has sent rescue teams to support the evacuation of about twenty households in T. Nhong Bua, Chai Prakan and T. Muang Na, Chiang Dao after the villages faced severe flash floods o the morning of September 26th.
It was reported on September 27th that Mae Ram water stream had overflowed into the Ban Mae Ram, Mae Rim causing floods in about 10 households. On the same day T. Sop Perng, Mae Taeng and T. Samoeng Tai, Samoeng was reportedly facing floods causing damages to many farms.
The governor of Chiang Mai has given orders to 25 local authorities to set up 24 hours look-outs and to keep track of weather reports.