Thai police team up to help flood victims


  • Thailand
  • Wednesday, 04 Dec 2019

Lending a hand: Police using a life boat to help villagers move out of flooded areas in Narathiwat province. — The Nation/ANN

Bangkok: The Royal Thai Police is working with the Border Patrol Police, Highway Police and the Tourist Police Bureau to provide aid to residents of four districts in Narathiwat province who were affected by flooding as a result of Typhoon Kammuri that has since reached the coast of Philippines, said Deputy police spokesman Col Krisana Pattanajaroen.

“The affected areas are the Sungai Kolok, Sukirin, Sungai Padi and Ra Ngae districts, with more than 20,000 victims in 8,130 households, ” he said.

“There were reports of eight public roads being cut off by floods.”

Krisana said National Police Chief Gen Jakthip Chaichinda had ordered police officers in nearby provinces, namely Yala and Pattani, to work with local police in helping villagers move their belongings and transport injured and disabled persons out of flooded areas.

“We have also dispatched emergency traffic teams to make sure that routes are free of obstacles such as fallen trees and debris, ” he added.

The deputy spokesperson added that local police stations were ordered to modify their stations into makeshift accommodations for victims who can no longer stay in their homes, as well as assigning officers to patrol flooded areas to prevent thefts.

“If you require police assistance, call the Royal Thai Police Command Centre at 191 or hotline 1599.

“For roadside assistance, call the Highway Police at hotline 1193 or via mobile application Police I Lert U, ” he said. — The Nation/ANN

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