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|Storm Noul triggers flood in Thailand (Source: pattayamail.com)|
Hanoi – As many as 22 provinces of Thailand have been severely affected by flash floods triggered by tropical Storm Noul, a senior government official has said.
In a statement, Director General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Chayaphol Thitisak said the flash floods and excessive rainwater, caused by the tropical storm covering all regions of the country, have damaged infrastructures, farms, villages and other property in 22 provinces over the last few days.
Some 1,400 households in 224 villages in those provinces have suffered from damage due to the tropical storm, which has caused the flash floods and flowing rainwater as well as high tides in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea, according to the official.
The storm weakened into a tropical depression when it reached Khon Kaen province.