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Monsoon on the way!

Poulton Le Fylde...
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Monsoon on the way!

"BANGKOK, 17 June 2015 (NNT) - The Prime Minister has instructed disaster mitigation agencies to be on high alert in preparation for the southwestern monsoon expected to make landfall between June 17-21.

According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Maj Gen Sensern Kaewkamnerd, Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has instructed the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and local agencies to come up with measures for personnel on site to carry out relief efforts immediately in the event of flooding, hurricane and landslides. Areas at risk of such disasters include the central, eastern and southwestern regions of Thailand.

The Meteorological department has forecast a southwestern monsoon to make landfall in Thailand between June 17-21, causing heavy rainfall in several areas.

Relaying the Prime Minster’s message, the deputy spokesperson said the premiere is truly concerned with residents in risk-prone areas, and has given orders to local agencies and the military to aid those affected as swiftly as possible.

The local disaster prevention and mitigation agencies put on high alert are in the provinces of Pathum Thani, Suphan Buri, Prachinburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chanthaburi, Nonthaburi, Phuket, Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Sa Kaeo, Samut Prakan, Chonburi, Rayong, Trat, Phetchaburi, Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang and Bangkok."

- take care out there!

Motherwell, United...
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1. Re: Monsoon on the way!

Alan

Makes me pleased that we got home last week

Not that its even half decent here in Scotland however I think I'd rather be at home than trying to cope with a monsoon.

Take care everyone.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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2. Re: Monsoon on the way!

Ironically there are parts of Thailand suffering drought conditions and desperately need rain but are not included in this. Let's hope that the precautions that are being taken for the severest conditions prove unnecessary.

Victoria, Australia
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3. Re: Monsoon on the way!

I think it arrived yesterday. Very heavy rain all day. We drove from KL to Cape Panwa and it was the same all the way.

Sunny day today in Cape Panwa.

Linda

sydney
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4. Re: Monsoon on the way!

Beautiful sunny day in Nai yang today.

Cheers Nunks.

5. Re: Monsoon on the way!

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