Flooding in Chiang Mai of northern Thailand.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chiang Mai Floods Above Critical Level 

Searchers have found the bodies of four members of the family of five swept away when their village was hit by hillside run-off overnight in Chiang Mai province, where the flood situation was reported to be above critical level on Wednesday, according to a report by the Bangkok Post newspaper. Forest run-off triggered by two days of incessant rain struck a village in tambon Muang Kai in Mae Taeng district about 1am, destroying four houses and sweeping away a family of five people. Meanwhile, reports said the flood situation in the northern province was above critical level.At 10.50 a.m, the water level in Muang district had risen to 3.85 metres and the water flow was measured at 482 million cubic metres per second. The critical water level is set at 3.70 metres and the water flow at 440 million cubic metres a second. 



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