THAILAND -Mae Ping River sections in Chiang Dao district are swelling and have inundated several areas. The river is also overflowing in Muang district and causing floods in tourist areas such as Night Bazaar and Huay Kaew.
A flood warning over a possible three-metre surge in the Mae Ping River has been issued. The level has come close to a critical height of 3.7 metres.
Two villages in tambon Ping Khong have been left stranded after the only bridge connecting them with the outside world has collapsed due to strong currents. Repairs of the wooden bridge are being conducted.
In Lampang, Jae Son National Park has been closed to tourists because of swelling in the Jae Son waterfall and creeks. The currents are full of mud sediment, an indicator of possible landslides. More than 100 families living in many villages nearby have been affected by the flash floods.
More than 150 households in Uttaradit, with a history of mudslides, have been inundated by floods rolling from mountainous areas. Soldiers from local units are helping villagers to move their property to higher areas.