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Typhoon Rammasun, downpour warnings issued

17 July 2014 (NNT)-The National Disaster Warning Center has issued a warning about typhoon Rammasun which is set to bring heavy rains and thunderstorms to Thailand on July 18th and 19th.

Dr. Somsak Khaosuwan, Executive Director of the National Disaster Warning Center has advised the public to be extra cautious and keep a close watch on the situation.

rainAccording to the report, the typhoon, which has already wreaked havoc in many parts of the Philippines, is set to reach the coastline of the lower South China Sea on June 18th. The typhoon, known locally as “Glenda,” is the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, and has forced at least 350,000 people to abandon their homes in towns and cities across the Philippines.

Meanwhile the southwestern monsoon covering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand is intensifying, generating more rain in the upper and southern parts of Thailand. On July 18th-19th, 12 provinces including Trat, Loei, Chantaburi and Phang-Nga are told to expect a series of thunderstorms.

Meanwhile this coming weekend, residents of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Phetchabun, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong and Phang-Nga are urged to make preparations against flash floods and mudslides.

Strong winds in the South will generate waves as high as 4 meters along the coast. All shipping should proceed with caution.

PRD

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