Severe flooding continues in southern Thailand

Residents of Thailand’s South are asked to brace themselves for continued flooding as heavy rains are still forecast for the region. 

Flood-hit southerners have been wading through flood waters to receive aid bags from various agencies, which have been providing assistance to victims of the floods in 23 districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat. 

Among those who have come out to offer aid bags were representatives of the Government Savings Bank, who visited locations in the center of the city where water was as deep as 1.5 meters. 

In addition, GSB has introduced a special credit program to help those affected by floods, which includes a maximum loan of THB40,000 that requires no guarantor. 

Meanwhile, the Nakhon Si Thammarat City Hall has called for donations of dried and fresh food as well as drinking water for distribution to flood victims after records revealed that more than 200,000 households are at present hit by current flooding. 

In Surat Thani province, it is reported that six districts remain submerged and the Royal Thai Army has already dispatched its mobile units to help flood-hit locals move their valuables up to a higher ground while distributing drinking water to them, reported Thai News Bureau.

And, in Songkhla province, heavy rain and high seas have caused floods in Ranot district and Governor Songpol Sawasdham has already set up a special command center to extend help to those in need in an urgent manner.

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