Ayutthaya province Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office chief Udomsak Kaonoona said the heavy rain has forced officials to double the drainage capacity of the Pasak Cholasith dam, which will cause Pasak River water levels to rise by about 3 feet. Residents downstream have been warned to expect flash flooding and have been advised to move to higher ground, the Bangkok Post said.
A 37-year-old man in Khukhan district died Saturday when rapidly rising flood waters swept him away when rain over the Phanom Dongrak mountains rushed downhill and overtook his village.
Some villages in the area were under as much as 2 feet of water and more than 100 homes have been damaged, government officials said.
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