The Thai Meteorological Department forecasts more flooding for the north of the country due to the passage of Typhoon Mangkhut, currently moving west through southeastern China. On Sunday, September 16, authorities issued flood and landslide warnings for the north and northeast through Wednesday, September 19. Eight provinces in the northeast and east have already been hit by severe floods affecting tens of thousands of people. In the south, mountain run-off has submerged dozens of villages.
Individuals in affected areas are advised to stay abreast of local weather reports, adhere to instructions given by local authorities, anticipate transportation, power, and telecommunication disruptions, and avoid flood-prone areas until the situation stabilizes. Travelers flying out of airports in southern China are advised to confirm their flight statuses prior to departure for the airport and anticipate delays and cancelations. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with the water should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.
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