On Wednesday, August 22, overflowing water from the Kaeng Krachan dam on the Phetchaburi River flooded low-lying areas of Phetchaburi province, including the city of Phetchaburi. The flooding, also reported in Kaeng Krachan and Tha Yang districts, was provoked by recent heavy rain, which forced operators to partially drain dams to lower water levels. Phetchaburi is home to Thailand's largest national park, Kaeng Krachan National Park.
Local authorities had previously issued flood warnings for Ban Laem and Ban Lad districts. Flooding from monsoons and tropical storms is common in Thailand from May through October.
Individuals present in the Phetchaburi province are advised to keep abreast of local weather forecasts, anticipate localized flooding and associated road hazards, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.
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