Thailand braces for Typhoon

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wutipState agencies and disaster relief organisations in Thailand have been ordered to prepare for Typhoon Wutip expected to bring rain and landslides to 19 provinces in the North and Northeast of the country on October 1.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra instructed the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department and other offices in risk areas to prepare for the storm, which is set to bring torrential rain and floods to many areas already inundated with water.

According to a report from the department, 32 provinces are already struggling to cope with floods, which have killed at least 22 people so far.

The premier said the government will closely monitor Wutip, while the Flood Relief Operation Center warned that 19 provinces are in the path of the typhoon. They are Mukdahan, Bung Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Loei, Kalasin and Nong Bua Lamphu in the Northeast and Nan, Uttaradit, Phrae, Phayao, Lampang, Lamphun, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and Tak in the North.

Central and eastern provinces may not be directly affected by the typhoon, but existing floods could be exacerbated. Provinces downstream of the Chao Phraya dam in Chai Nat have also been hit by floods, as the dam continues to release water at 2,195 cubic meters per second, up from its normal discharge of around 1,800 cubic meters per second.

The capital Bangkok is not at risk, government official said.

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State agencies and disaster relief organisations in Thailand have been ordered to prepare for Typhoon Wutip expected to bring rain and landslides to 19 provinces in the North and Northeast of the country on October 1.

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wutipState agencies and disaster relief organisations in Thailand have been ordered to prepare for Typhoon Wutip expected to bring rain and landslides to 19 provinces in the North and Northeast of the country on October 1.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra instructed the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department and other offices in risk areas to prepare for the storm, which is set to bring torrential rain and floods to many areas already inundated with water.

According to a report from the department, 32 provinces are already struggling to cope with floods, which have killed at least 22 people so far.

The premier said the government will closely monitor Wutip, while the Flood Relief Operation Center warned that 19 provinces are in the path of the typhoon. They are Mukdahan, Bung Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Loei, Kalasin and Nong Bua Lamphu in the Northeast and Nan, Uttaradit, Phrae, Phayao, Lampang, Lamphun, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and Tak in the North.

Central and eastern provinces may not be directly affected by the typhoon, but existing floods could be exacerbated. Provinces downstream of the Chao Phraya dam in Chai Nat have also been hit by floods, as the dam continues to release water at 2,195 cubic meters per second, up from its normal discharge of around 1,800 cubic meters per second.

The capital Bangkok is not at risk, government official said.

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