Special weather warning has been issued by the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) for people living near hillsides and waterways to keep a close watch on weather condition as the South continues to be ravaged by floods and heavy rain.

Director General of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, Chatchai Promlert, said on December 7 that currently 12 provinces in the South have been ravaged by flash floods and heavy rains since November 21.

The situation has reportedly improved in 7 provinces where water levels have slowly receded. The 7 province include Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chomphon, Ranong, Surat Thani, Satun, Yala, and Pattani; however, 5 other provinces namely Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Phatthalung, Songkhla, and Narathiwat are still inundated by flood. Over 120,000 people in 29 districts of the 5 provinces have been affected by flood and heavy rainfall.

Special warning for flash flood and mudslide has been issued for those living close to mountainous areas, hillsides, and rivers.

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