Phatthalung Suffers Worst Flooding in 43 Years

Phatthalung, Southern Thailand–

Phatthalung has suffered its worst flooding in 43 years, said local residents.

After heavy rain for many hours on Thursday (January 25th), flash floods from the Banthat mountain range hit Phatthalung. Seven villages and many animal farms have been flooded.

More than 500 families are suffering from the effects of the flood especially in the Kong Hra, Sri Nakharin, and Tamod districts. Water levels were up to four meters high in the Lamsin sub-district, Sri Nakharin where local roads were blocked by the floods.

Mr. Somkit Chongpitak, 69, a local of the area said that they had a large flood 43 years ago but this time is even worse than before.

Local authorities inspected flooded areas in the province and assisted flood victims.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.