BANGKOK, Oct 8 (TNA) – A depression became Tropical Storm Lionrock in South China Sea and will land in upper Vietnam on Oct 10-11, the Meteorological Department reported.
Meanwhile, the powerful southwestern monsoon covered the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand. As a result, there will be heavy rains in some parts of the South. Winds and waves will be stronger in the Andaman Sea and the upper part of the Gulf of Thailand. The department advised boat operators take precautions and keep small boat ashore for the time being.
Meanwhile, the National Water Command Center expected a deluge in the Mun River to pass Ubon Ratchathani and overflow into some riverside areas in the province from Oct 16 to 20. It ordered the Royal Irrigation Department to set up a forward command center to help flood victims in the river basin.
Regarding national flooding situations, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported Storm Dianmu caused floods in 33 provinces where 303,855 families were affected. Nine people were killed. Situations returned to normal in 16 provinces and floodwater remained in 17 other provinces. (TNA)