Interior says South floods manageable
The flood situation in the South is manageable even though heavy rains persist, Interior permanent secretary Grisada Boonrach says. Local authorities in Yala province were working hard to repair sections of roads in tambon Talo-halor in Raman district which had been hit by floods, preventing residents from commuting, he said. The flood situation in Yala and Narathiwat had not improved on January 3 as torrential rains continued, causing more woes for residents. Yala, Narathiwat and Phatthalung provinces were ravaged by heavy downpours and floods last week, which inundated houses, farmland and roads. In Yala alone, more than 4,000 people in about 1,000 families in Muang, Raman and Yaha districts were affected. However, Mr Grisada was confident that shelters for flood victims were not necessary for the time being. He said he had ordered local authorities to ensure drainage systems are working.