Khao Luang runoffs threaten to flood Muang and Tha Sala districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat

Residents in Tha Sala and the northern side of Muang districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat were told to brace for possible flooding as a result of runoffs from Khao Luang after five hours of heavy rain Wednesday (Nov 29).

Mr Virat Thongnoi, chief of Namtok Promloke national park, said Wednesday that accumulated rainfall during the five hours of heavy rain was estimated at 110 mm which was regarded as rather high.

He said he had ordered a shutdown of the waterfall and banned tourists from visiting for fear of their safety whereas officials were closely monitoring the water level at the waterfall.

Runoffs from Khao Luang which were rushing down the Promlok waterfall are flowing downstream toward the Gulf through Tha Sala and the northern part of Muang districts

Until now, four districts have been declared disaster zones by the governor. They are Chulabhorn, Bang Khan, Cha-uad and Thung Sung.