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Dec 11, 2014

11:53:56 GMT--Cold Wave - Asia - Thailand



EDIS Number: CW-20141211-46289-THA

Date / time: 11/12/2014 11:52:49 [UTC]

Event: Cold Wave

Area: Asia

Country: Thailand

State/County: MultiProvinces

Location: [Provinces of Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai in the North and Loei]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A



Description:



The Interior Ministry has declared three provinces in the upper part of Thailand emergency disaster-hit zones due to the cold weather. The Deputy Minister of the Interior Sutee Markboon revealed that the three provinces are Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai in the North and Loei in the Northeast. The announcement takes effect in 10 districts, 45 sub districts and 512 villages in total. Khun Suthee said he had ordered the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department to coordinate with the provincial administrations involved to provide assistance to victims of the cold and to formulate preventive measures against other disasters possibly occurring with the cold such as fire damage, forest fires, haze, illnesses and road accidents which can happen due to thick smog. Mr. Chatchai Phromlert, Director-General of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, said an ad hoc center has been set up to direct assistance to victims and monitor the changing weather, as well as send out blankets and warm clothing to people in affected provinces.




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