12 Oct '11, 3pm

Thailand declares one-third of its provinces to be disaster areas as floods leave 281 dead. Bangkok bracing.

Thailand declares one-third of its provinces to be disaster areas as floods leave 281 dead. Bangkok bracing.

BANGKOK: Thailand on Wednesday declared a third of its provinces to be disaster zones, as auto giant Toyota called a halt to work after production was affected by the country's worst flooding in decades. The government's move aims to speed up relief operations, as the floods have left at least 281 people dead and damaged millions of homes and livelihoods in more than two months. "The government has announced that all provinces affected by the floods are critical disaster areas, allowing governors to exercise more authority to issue materials and manage budgets," deputy premier Yongyuth Wichaidit said. Currently 26 out of 77 provinces are affected, while the capital Bangkok is bracing for a large amount of run-off water to reach the city in mid-October, when high tides will make it harder for the flood waters to flow out to sea. Officials have bolstered flood defences at th...

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