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The prime minister is concerned about the weather situation in the South, and has directed every agency to help victims as a matter of urgency.
Mr Phuttiphong Punnakan, Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs, as the Spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office, noted today that Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha is concerned about the flood situation in the South, such as in Bang Saphan, and Prachuap Khiri Khan, with continuous heavy rains causing flood damage in many places.
The Meteorological Department also recently issued a warning concerning many areas, including Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Surat Thani.
The Prime Minister has made a point of keeping track of the situation and commanded the Ministry of the Interior to work in cooperation with military officers to help members of the public move their belongings to higher locations.
Furthermore, he told the district officers and local government organizations to be prepared to alleviate the suffering and relocate people living close to the surging water, to safer places. He has also asked members of the public to follow the news from the government closely.
The Spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office also noted that the prime minister has ordered the Water Resources Management Center to monitor and survey water levels in other areas because the dry season has arrived in some areas. This affects the consumption and agricultural activities of members of the public, such as in the Northeast. Plans are to being devised to cope with any problems that may arise.