Pouring woes: Heavy rainfall unleashes havoc, claiming one life with landslides and flash floods in northern Thailand

Continuous heavy rainfall has triggered devastating landslides and flash floods, leading to one dying in the Sop Moei district, situated within the province of Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand. According to the district chief, Pongphipat Mebenjamat, today’s report confirms that 12 residential buildings have suffered extreme harm, and tragically, one resident has misplaced their life.
The coronary heart of Sop Moei, particularly Mae Sam Lab, has skilled significant impacts, with Mae Tor La village bearing the brunt of nature’s fury. The relentless downpour resulted in a single fatality, multiple injuries, and the destruction of 12 houses. Due to the landslides and flash floods rendering all routes inaccessible, lots of of villagers are now being evacuated to safer areas for their safety.
The district chief, Pongphipat, revealed how varied authorities companies have rapidly taken action to supply pressing help. The state of affairs is so dire that the Mae Sariang-Mae Sam Lab Highway and native roads from Mae Sam Lab to Mae Tor La are completely blocked.
Pongphipat, along with rescue workers from the Mae Sam Lab Subdistrict Administrative Organisation (SAO), braved the tough conditions to assist in the flash flooded affected areas. They began their rescue mission at noon and had been only able to report again to their workplace at midnight. Complications in communication emerged as the realm is struggling an influence outage for the past four days and all telephone signals are disconnected, reported KhaoSod.
Meanwhile, Tools , district chief of Sop Moei, issued orders for the district’s secretary, along with local authorities from the SAO in Sop Moei, to clear the street space close to the Mae Suad Mai checkpoint. This area was coated by soil and rocks that had flown down, blocking the traffic route. Officials from the 7th firm, Provincial Administration Department had been capable of open one lane and are in the means of clearing the opposite one..

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