Saturday, May 5, 2012
Thailand: 50 Provinces Now Hit by Drought
Since Feb 2, a total of 36,388 villages in 497 districts of 50 provinces have been declared drought-hit areas, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Wibul Sanguanpong said on Thursday.
In the North, they are: Kamphaeng Phet, Lampang, Lamphun, Sukhothai, Nan, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Uttaradit, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Phichit, Mae Hong Son and Tak.
Affected provinces in the Northeast are: Loei, Nongkhai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Si Sa Ket, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Buri Ram, Udon Thani, Amnat Charoen, Kalasin, Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Phanom, Surin, Mukdahan, Bung Kan and Sakon Nakhon.
Also hit by drought in other regions are: Phetchaburi, Suphan Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Chai Nat, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Trat, Prachin Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Sa Kaeo, and Phuket.