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18 Sep 2018 | 09:45 AM UTC

Thailand: Typhoon Mangkhut causes heavy flooding in the north /update 1

Thailand News Alert

Heavy flooding caused by Typhoon Mangkhut hits northern regions overnight September 17-18; more downpours expected over the next two days

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Thailand

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Event

On September 18, the authorities put 57 provinces on high alert for flash floods, mudslides, and high waves at sea through September 20. Warnings for heavy rain had already been issued for the Northern and the Northeast regions September 18-19. In Lampang province, the districts of Wang Nua, Wang Tong, and Wang Tai (Northern region) have so far been the hardest hit, with floodwaters up to 1-m (3-ft) high.

Advice

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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