HOURS of heavy rain last night led to a parts of Krabi being heavily flooded with floodwater still rising and officials rushing to help local people, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported this afternoon (October 23, 2018).
Mr Praphart Angchawon, administrative head of Phru Dieo subdstrict in Krabi’s Khao Phanom district, said over 3 hours of torrential rain led to floodwater from nearby areas flowing in and inundating a road and 20 houses in Moo 5 as well as several rubber and palm plantations.
Mr Paisarn Khunsee, head of Krabi’s Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, issued an announcement warning people in 8 districts to be on alert for heavy rain, flash floods and forest runoffs over the next 1 to 2 days. District officials were told to follow the situation closely 24 hours. With waves being 2 meters high, large fishing boats were told to proceed with caution while small boats told to stay ashore.
Top and below: Floodwater gushing through Krabi today. Photos: Matichon