Flashfloods,downpours, landslides a nationwide threat

Run-off water from hillside forests sent flash floodwaters pouring down on more than 70 houses in Mae Hong Son’s Pai district yesterday morning.

There were no reports of casualties as the affected families received quick emergency response. Pai district chief Niwes Poonsawat led volunteers, police, and soldiers in clearing broken tree branches and other debris from houses and formed sandbag embankments along creek banks to hold back the water.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/2010/08/04/national/Flashfloodsdownpours-landslides-a-nationwide-threa-30135158.html

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