The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said Thursday (Aug 17) that massive flooding in 44 provinces since July 5 to August 16 has claimed 34 lives.
Departmenr's director-general Chatchai Promlert said heavy monsoon rains from July 5 to August 16 have resulted in massive flooding in 44 provinces, 302 districts, 1,689 Tambon, 13,673 villages, and 43 communities.
The massive flooding has wreaked havoc to 583,448 households, comprising 1,850,403 people.
Thirty-four people have died from the flooding, and 2,754 houses were damaged, 2,401 roads submerged, and 111 bridges damaged.
For the farming sector, he said, 21,732 fishing ponds, 801,943 heads of livestock and poultry, and over 4,055,227 rai of farmland were damaged.
He said at present the flood situation has improved with now the flooding in 37 provinces has eased.
But flooding remains in 7 province, 32 districts, 200 Tambon, and 1,237 villages.
He said 43,980 households with 136,616 people are still affected by flooding.
He added that disaster officials were dispatched to the affected areas to assess the damages so that primary aids could be delivered to the people in trouble in time.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)